I am thrilled to announce that Tracktown will be having its world premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival June 4th, 2016! Tickets will go on sale on May 10th on the Los Angeles Film Festival website — there is only one screening, be sure to grab your tickets before they sell out!
Tracktown is inspired by my experiences and observations as a professional runner, and the story is a fictional patchwork quilt of personalities and encounters woven together to capture the real adventure of growing up chasing the Olympic dream in Eugene, Oregon.
I can’t wait to share the film with the running world and beyond and my dream is that an epic crew of runners from all over make the trip to LA to join me at the world premiere on June 4th! All are invited and it is going to be electric. Maybe we can even go on a group run together.
Tracktown tells the story of Plumb Marigold, a famous but lonely distance runner preparing for the biggest race of her life: The Olympic Trials. But when an injury forces her to take an unexpected day off, Plumb wanders into a bakery where the aimless boy behind the counter catches her eye.
In this story that captures the experience of a young Olympic hopeful, many of the actors are actual professional runners — including co-writer/director and lead actor Alexi Pappas.
Tracktown was shot on location Eugene, Oregon, the real-life “TrackTown USA.” The film features actual professional athletes and their training facilities on screen, opening a highly intimate window into elite athletic life. Alexi makes her feature film debut alongside a cast of Olympic athletes and beloved actors like Rachel Dratch (SNL) and Andy Buckley (The Office).
Tracktown was produced by Alexi Pappas, Jeremy Teicher, Laura Wagner, and Eugene native Jay Smith.
See what else is playing at the 2016 LA Film Festival HERE.