Olympic hero Billy Mills, the subject of the biographical film, Running Brave, will visit Bloomington on Monday, November 10th. His visit is one of many events marking Native American Heritage Month. Mills grew up on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. He attended the University of Kansas on an athletic scholarship. He went on to win the gold medal in the 10,000 m race in 1964 Olympics in Japan in a surprise victory over several favored runners.
There will be a free showing of the film Running Brave at 3 p.m. Monday at the IU Cinema. In addition to Mills, Robby Benson, professor in the Media School, will also be on hand for a Q and A after the film. Benson starred as Mills in the 1983 film.
Although the event is free, tickets are required and are available at the IU Auditorium Box Office.