On March 15, 2023

Trail Running Film Festival tour stops in Ludlow Saturday

Saturday, March 18, at 6 p.m.—LUDLOW— Mt. Hilly Runners will present the Trail Running Film Festival 2023 this Saturday in Ludlow.

The Trail Running Film Festival is a great night of films, inspiration, and community. Come celebrate running as a universal practice. Come explore our collective and individual potential, and let’s pursue our wildest dreams. 

Stories from around the world will be presented by filmmakers sharing their work of adventure, inclusivity, wilderness, art, and diversity across the trail and ultra community.

Doors open at 6 p.m., films start at 6:30 p.m. and the program runs about 2 hours.

2023 film fest selections

“From The Shadow Of A Mountain” by Alex Massey – (6 minutes). Markelle Taylor started running as a way to turn his life around. Today he runs free in the oldest trail race in America, on a mountain which was once unreachable.

“SOLO” by Ellie Green – (20 minutes). “Solo” is the account of one woman’s mission to run solo and unsupported across mountain ranges on six continents—overcoming obstacles, conquering fears and finding the joy in achieving her goals absolutely alone.

“Chasing Crazy” by Lady Mountain Films – (12 minutes). Pacers Running presents the journey of GirlGangCrazy, the first running group comprised of Black and Brown women, to complete the Speed Project from Santa Monica to Las Vegas. On foot. Nonstop.

“Run Free Ethan DeLorenzo” – (6 minutes). In this film we take a journey into the traditions of Navajo runner, Brandon Dugi. He shares with us what it means to run free after all this time, on the land of his people in Page, Arizona.

“The Reality of Running” by Milo Zanecchia – (3 minutes). Have you ever finished a trail run, and noticed the difference between elapsed time and moving time? Ever wonder what you spend doing during that extra time? Filmmaker Milo Zanecchia used to think it was a waste of time. Now he understands, it’s part of the adventure. This film is a portrait of a real day out.

“Faith in the Future” by Adam Wells and Ryan Scura – (9 minutes). As wildfires continue to damage his home trails in Oregon, pro runner Mario Mendoza Jr. confronts what the climate crisis means to him not just as a professional athlete, but as a coach, pastor, and father.

“Footprints Running Camp” By Max Romey – (15 minutes). More info coming soon.

“Nettie From Ohio” by Jessica Vandenbusch – (15 minutes). Aneta (Nettie) Zeppetella is an Ohio Ultrarunner tackling some of the least-Ohio style terrain (Western States, Fat Dog 120, Hurt) and working to inspire more women in her area to tackle long distances.

“Out Trails” by Nick Danielson – (8 minutes). More info coming soon.

The film festival is held at the Ludlow Auditorium on 37 So. Depot St. in Ludlow.  

Advance purchase tickets are $15 and will be available through March 17. Tickets (if still available) at the door are $20 cash. 

For more info visit: TrailFilmFest.com.

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