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The Great Alone

Win­ner of the Grand Jury Award at the 2015 Seat­tle Inter­na­tion­al Film Festival

The Great Alone (direct­ed by Greg Kohs) cap­tures the inspir­ing sto­ry of Lance Mack­ey, one of the very best sled dog rac­ers of all time, who won the Idi­tar­od Trail Sled Dog Race four times. From his days as a boy by the side of his famous father – who won the Idi­tar­od in 1978 when Lance was 7 years old — to cancer’s attempt to defeat him, The Great Alone pulls view­ers along the pun­ish­ing, 1,200-mile ordeal of Lance’s emo­tion­al and phys­i­cal jour­ney dur­ing the 2013 Idi­tar­od race, flash­ing back to his life sto­ry from a young age and cul­mi­nat­ing in his four Idi­tar­od cham­pi­onships. Lance, whose goal was always to be like his dad, cred­its his dogs with sav­ing his life by giv­ing it new mean­ing after his can­cer diag­no­sis. Shot in the Alas­ka arc­tic, the film dis­plays pow­er­ful aer­i­al images of the Idi­tar­od Trail — its vast­ness, its beau­ty and its unfor­giv­ing ruggedness.

Released in 2015
Run­ning time: 80 minutes

10:00 am on Sat., Nov. 7th at the Grange
3:00 pm on Sun., Nov. 8th at Fri­day Har­bor House