Trails In Motion Film Festival
Snowy Owl Theater @ Icicle Creek Center for the Arts - 7409 Icicle Road Leavenworth, WA 98826
Perseverance, individual quirkiness, Fastest Know Times (FKT's) and trail camaraderie are central to the theme of the 2017 Ledlenser Trails In Motion Film Festival line up. Each film offers an exciting and inspirational view into the world of trail and ultra running, all the while showcasing some of the planet's most breathtaking trail running destinations in the process. Get your tickets and join like-minded trail runners and adventure enthusiasts for 2 hours of inspirational stories, stories we're sure will motivate you to want to get outside and explore.
Here is a glance at each of the nine films:
“The Crown Traverse”
Run time: 12 minutes
Description: This is a story of suffering, transcendence and two men named Mike on a quest to find their breaking point. Follow North Face ultra-runners Mike Foote and Mike Wolfe, along with Wenatchee ultra-runner and photographer Steven Gnam, on their 600-mile run through sketchy solos, whiteouts, and utter exhaustion in Montana and Canada.
Run time: 13 minutes
Description: Running 100 miles is tough, running 100 miles when you’re 72 years old is unimaginable. Unless you're Wally Hesseltine. Follow Wally as he pushes his aging body to the absolute limit in his quest to become the oldest ever finisher of the world's most prestigious ultramarathon — the Western States 100.
“One Step At A Time”
Run time: 31 minutes
Description: In July of 2016, three ultra-runners attempted to capture a new FKT (Fastest Known Time) across the Oregon section of the Pacific Crest Trail. Although they ran together, each runner had to cover the full 453-mile long trail on his own two feet.
Run time: 10 minutes
Description: Every 4th of July thousands of people descend on the small harbor town of Seward, Alaska, to witness one of the oldest, fastest, hardest, toughest … and shortest mountain races in the world. For years, Rickey Gates has been churning out war stories and legends of the annual Mount Marathon Race to anyone that would listen.
“The Hard Way”
Run time: 20 minutes
Description: The Hard Way is the inspirational story of Bob Hayes, an 89-year-old who runs 30 races each year, cuts his firewood by hand and does things the hard way to remain active and alive. The film follows Bob as he trains for the Bighorn 50K ultra marathon. As Bob pushes 90, the longer 30K and 50K races take a larger toll. The film takes us on a journey that’s about more than running, it teaches us to live life with purpose and momentum.
Run time: 8 minutes
Description: In February 2014, a remotely triggered camera in Utah’s rugged Uinta mountains captured a picture of something no one thought possible in the area: a wolverine. This elusive creature hadn’t been spotted here for nearly 40 years. This one photograph set in motion a massive undertaking to find if these animals were setting up shop there for good. Under the guidance of scientists, ultrarunners took to the mountains setting up and checking camera traps around the ecosystem in search of more photographic evidence.
“ICELAND - Change Your Life”
Run time: 17 minutes
Description: This story takes place in Iceland during 20 days capturing sporting life of mountains legacy team, extreme runners and filmmakers. The aim of the movie is to highlight the way of life of those people who decided to live their passion.
“Life on the Fells”
Run time: 6 minutes
Description: A film following the life of Adam Briggs, a passionate fell runner with a unique story to tell. Driven by the events of the past and the constant pull of the mountains, Adamseeks to make the most of the gift he has been given. His life on the fells will take you on a journey through the elements. One which will broaden the mind, strengthen the body, and empower the spirit.
Run time: 5 minutes
Description: Alicia Hudelson runs in Switzerland and Catalunya and speaks about what running in the mountains means to her.