The Frenchy

The Frenchy

Michelle Smith

Country: USA
Year: 2018
Length: 17'
Language: English
Subtitles: V.O.S.E.

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Thursday Sept 13 – 22 h

Saturday sept 15 – 20 h

Synopsis

Jacques “The Frenchy” is a Colorado icon. He is an 82-year-old athlete who gets after it non-stop on skis, mountain bike, and the cyclocross race circuit. Jacques is an accomplished athlete, but the real story is how he inspires us with his contagious love of life, epic tales of survival, ability to counter aging through laughter, and his impact on the community over decades.

Michelle Smith
Michelle Smith

While attempting to climb the Enclosure Couloir on the Grand Teton Michelle suffered a harrowing fall resulting in a broken back and shattered right leg. Asher partner stabilized her and called for helicopter rescue, she pulled out a camera to document a story that was not certain to end well. Thankfully it did, and as she recovered from surgery, she worked through emotional trauma by creating her first short film, and in the process, a new career was born.  As Studio Manager and Editor for Pete McBride Productions,  Michelle works  on award-winning films that raise awareness for critical environment issues.