The Nashville, Tenn. viewing of the Where Dreams Go To Die film tour featured a special guest.
Lazarus Lake, the race director for the Barkley Marathons, made an appearance at the Ethan Newberry-directed film chronicling Gary Robbins and the now famous 100-mile ultra-marathon in Frozen Head State Park. Robbins, who resides in North Vancouver, B.C., has twice attempted the quirky trail race failing to finish on both occasions in 2016 and 2017.
“Huge thanks to Nashville for bringing the energy to a sold out house at the Belcourt Theatre last night,” Robbins wrote on Instagram. “We were honoured to have Lazarus Lake and Sandra Cantrell make the trek in to join us after wrapping up a rather epic backyard race just days ago.
“We’re now on the ground in Washington, D.C. and counting down the hours until we welcome number fifteen on stage with us tonight, the one and only John Kelly.
“Another 400-plus seat theatre sold out, making us a nice round ten for ten thus far. Still a few tickets remain for Denver, Phoenix and Ogden shows in the coming week.”
The film tour is stopping in select cities across North America including several in Canada. Lake (his actual name is Gary Cantrell) is expected to make another guest appearance at the North Vancouver show on Nov. 7. John Kelly, the 15th finisher of the Barkley, was present at the Washington, D.C. showing on Oct. 26.
Nashville is the closest city on the film tour from Wartburg, Tenn., the site of the Barkley.