Mushing documentary set to premier in Fort Kent

8 years ago

Mushing documentary set to premier in Fort Kent

FORT KENT, Maine The premiere of an award-winning feature length documentary film following Lance Mackey’s 2016 Iditarod bid could be coming to Fort Kent’s Century Theater next month.

“The Great Alone” took top honors, Grand Jury Prize at the 2015 Seattle International Film Festival and nine other “Best of Festival Awards” after that.
Ben Paradis, owner of the Century Theater, said in a press release, “They chose the Century Theatre for one of the theatres for the premier because of Fort Kent’s great background in mushing. Hopefully we can get the number of tickets sold that they require for the showing.”
Mackey is a 45-year-old throat cancer survivor and a world class musher who has won both the Iditarod and Yukon Quest races four times. Despite the odds against him, he hopes to compete again in those races and others.
The 2016 Iditarod is set to start the same weekend as the Can-Am Crown Sled Dog races start in Fort Kent.
“Lance Mackey is a lot like homemade pie … he might not look pretty, but inside is a delicious recipe refined by adversity, authenticity, and soul,” said producer/director Greg Kohs.
Filmed in the Arctic, the epic film is Mackey’s attempt at continuing a lifestyle he has lived for 45 years.
“The Great Alone” documentary will have its world premiere showing in some 36 theaters around the United States on February 9. Some locations are already sold out.
Included in those premier showings is the Century Theatre in Fort Kent if enough tickets are purchased in advance by January 29. The tickets can be purchased in advance at http://tugg.com/events/86091.