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March 17–23, 2017

Fittest on Earth:
A Decade of Fitness

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Film still: Fittest on Earth


Chicago Premiere

The 2016 Reebok CrossFit Games were a grueling five-day, 15-event test to find the fittest male and female on Earth. Fittest on Earth: A Decade of Fitness follows the dramatic story of the top athletes who qualified and competed while presenting an inside look at what it takes to be among the world's elite athletes, both in training and on the competition floor.

The CrossFit Games challenge competitors to perform intense physical tasks, but the hardest part is sometimes mental. Athletes often learn the details of the events only minutes before they begin, and everyone handles the pressure differently. This documentary follows the world's top athletes as they compete to find out who will rise to the top and earn the title of Fittest on Earth.

Directed by Heber Cannon, Ian Wittenber, Marston Sawyers and Mariah Moore, U.S.A., 2017, 127 mins.


  • Fri., March 17 at 6 & 8:45 pm
  • Sat., March 18 at 5:30 & 7:45 pm
  • Sun., March 19 at 3:30 & 5:45 pm
  • Mon.–Thurs., March 20–23 at 6 & 8:45 pm
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$10 general admission

$5 for Facets Members

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  • John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • Artworks: National Endowment for the Arts
  • Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
  • Comer Family Foundation
  • Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • Alphawood Foundation
  • Polk Bros. Foundation