US Fiction Competition
(2016, 87 min.)
Directed by: Jeremy Teicher, Alexi Pappas
Screenwriter: Jeremy Teicher, Alexi Pappas
Producers: Laura Wagner, Alexi Pappas, Jeremy Teicher, Jay Smith
Cinematographer: Chris Collins
Editor: Sofi Marshall
Music: Jay Wadley
Cast: Alexi Pappas, Chase Offerle, Rachel Dratch, Andy Buckley
Twenty-one-year-old Plumb Marigold has lived her entire life surrounded by coaches, teammates and fans as she trains to be an Olympic distance runner. Though she excels in her sport, she’s always felt like an outsider, as her schedule kept a normal life of boobs and boys at bay. That all changes after Plumb is ordered to take a day off from running to recover for the finals of the Olympic Trials. Her forced downtime, including a surprise connection with a boy who works at the bakery, sets her on a path where she can finally see the full picture, one step at a time.
The compelling experience of a young Olympic hopeful is heightened by the casting of numerous real-life Olympic runners -- including co-writer/director and lead actor Alexi Pappas. In an impressive first-time directorial collaboration, Pappas and Jeremy Teicher offer a welcome and privileged perspective to a unique, but ultimately relatable, world.
Second screening added by popular demand.