HBO documentary on marathon bombing premieres in Boston

BOSTON (WHDH) - A new HBO documentary on the aftermath of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing has its premiere Tuesday evening in Boston.

The documentary “Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing” focuses on how the recovery of those who were injured in the bombings. Survivors attended the premiere at the Boch Center Wang Theatre.

“It’s very surreal,” said bombing survivor Patrick Downes. “It’s a reminder of how long this journey has been, how complicated it’s been, all the amazing people that have come into our lives to support us through it all.”

“In this documentary, it’s only a teeny tiny glimpse into our lives and there’s been some really tough days and really good days and those days are still going on,” said Celeste Corcoran, who lost both of her legs in the bombing. “We’re still healing as well as all of the other survivors.”

Director Annie Sundberg said they knew it would be hard telling the entire story but found individual tales of strength and heartbreak.

“For us, the difficulty was trying to figure out which of the stories that was the prism of the whole of Boston and we believe in the end, the subjects and the diversity of their experiences and the commonality of their experiences hopefully speaks to all of Boston,” said Sundberg.

The documentary premieres on HBO on Monday.

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