Trail running film festival stops in Wenatchee on March 29

Written on Mar 3rd, 2018 by , Category Events, News

Tickets are now on sale for this year’s edition of the Trails In Motion International Film Festival, presented by Visit Wenatchee! The film tour descends upon Wenatchee at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 29, at the Numerica Performing Arts Center. The festival features eight epic trail and ultra-running films. Total running time is about one hour, 50 minutes.

This family friendly event will include an expo and raffle (supporting Wenatchee Valley TREAD) in the lobbies outside the main theater. There also will be beer, wine and other refreshments for sale. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students, and can be purchased online or at the door. Go here to get them online: http://www.numericapac.org/event/trails-in-motion/.

Here is a look at each of the eight films:

Title: The Musician
Runtime: 7 minutes
Language: English
Country of origin: South Africa
Description: Ben Gibbard is the frontman for American alternative rock band “Death Cab for Cutie,” he also happens to love trail running. We linked up with him for a week during DCFC’s 2015 US tour and got to know a bit more about his passion and love for the trails and music.

Title: Qamaniq
Runtime: 20 minutes
Language: English/French (subtitles)
Country of origin: Canada
Description: In August 2017, a team of 3 women aged 25 to 30 embarked on a quest to discover their own boundaries in an immense, wild and remote territory. They covered 100 km in a few days through the Kuururjuaq National Park, along Mont d’Iberville and crossing the famous Koroc River, a journey to deepen their understanding of the culture and spirit of the Inuit people by immersing themselves in ancestral lands.

Title: Changing Course
Runtime: 8 minutes
Language: English
Country of origin: USA
Description: Clare Gallagher was headed toward medical school, until she realized the path everyone else wanted her to take wouldn’t make her happy. So she took one step back, 100 miles forward, and went in a new direction.

Title: In Constant Motion
Runtime: 13 minutes
Language: English
Country of origin: USA
Description: Adam Campbell’s life has revolved around motion. As one of the world’s top ultra-runners, his mantra has been simple: ‘If you’re not moving, you’re dead.’ This life of movement came to an abrupt halt on Aug. 30, 2016, when he experienced a near fatal accident while attempting a traverse through Roger’s Pass in British Columbia, with runners Nick Elson and Dakota Jones. Grabbing a loose rock hold, Adam tumbled nearly 100 feet, sustaining 4 broken vertebrae, a crushed iliac crest and deep lacerations to the bone. Having a body now supported with titanium rods and screws, Adam begins to question the integrity of his athletic future. Ten months later, while searching for the athlete he once was, Adam finds himself at the start line of the Hardrock 100, a 100-mile ultra-race he medaled at in the past. It’s within these 100 miles that Adam discovers what he’s looking for won’t be found on the results board.

Title: Euphoria
Runtime: 20 minutes
Language: English
Country of origin: USA
Description: Euphoria, indescribable adventure was filmed at Manu National Park, deep in the Amazon Rainforest, an unspoiled expanse of boiling jungle and breath-taking cloud forests running from the Andes mountains to the Madre de Dios River. Its lowlands are only accessible by boat and its impenetrable nature has been both reasons why so many are attracted to its dark undergrowth and the reason it has remained so well preserved.

Title: Controlled Silence
Runtime: 5 minutes
Language: English
Country of origin: USA
Description: Lithuanian ultra-runner Gediminas Grinius spent years battling PTSD from his time as an officer in Iraq and Afghanistan. Trail running offered him a way out and a new way of life.

Title: Boundary Breaker
Runtime: 7 minutes
Language: English
Country of origin: USA
Description: What does it take for the human body and mind to run more than 155 miles in a day? When Courtney Dauwalter sets foot on a trail, it’s to see what human boundary she can break next. Courtney is the American female record holder for the most miles completed in 24 hours. What drives her? How does she push herself to complete such a drastic feat of endurance? Boundary Breaker takes a look into the humble Courtney Dauwalter’s life and gives the viewer a behind-the-scenes look at this talented runner.

Title: Best Foot Forward
Runtime: 29 minutes
Language: English
Country of origin: Australia
Description: Michael Milton grew up into a skiing family, but after losing his leg to cancer at the age of nine he was determined to be able to ski again. Michael later became the most successful Australian Paralympic Athlete in the Winter Games winning 6 Gold, 3 Silver and 2 Bronze. Always setting himself new challenges, Michael tried his hand at speed skiing and clocked a staggering 213.65km/hour to become the fastest skier with a disability in the world. In May 2017, Michael set himself a new challenge to tackle a distance race — the Ultra-Trail Australia 50K race in the Blue Mountains. It’s tough terrain when you’re running on crutches but Michael is putting his best foot forward.

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