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Tracktown: Alexi Pappas ‘12’s Movie

Alexi Pappas3.jpgWhat is the liberal arts but a great breadth of learning and the ability to approach any challenge with rigor and creativity? Not too long ago we reported that lacrosse player Matt Heineman ‘05 was up for an Academy Award for his documentary film Cartel Land — and that he had never used a camera while in Hanover. Now Olympic track athlete Alexi Pappas ‘12 has made an indie film with her boyfriend Jeremy Teicher ‘10 — Tracktown — even though she is trained neither as a filmmaker nor as a screenwriter. (Memo to Phil: it’s not about “skills”; the liberal arts teaches thinking that is both deep and practical; or should I just call what we learn “intelligence”? Once you learn to reason with precision, the rest is just hard work.) With Eugene, Oregon and the legendary Tracktown training center as a backdrop, Alexi’s movie focuses on the challenges a young woman faces in competitive running at the highest level. Her character lives through the days leading up to the U.S. Olympic trials in the 5k, and as one reviewer noted, the film also includes “a youthful romance, some complicated family dynamics, and a whole lot of neuroticism…” Alexi describes the movie as follows, “Tracktown speaks to anyone who’s trying to do something challenging and uncertain, where you wake up every day nervous —in a good way”:

Addendum: Jeremy Teicher was named one of the “25 New Faces of Independent Film” by Filmmaker Magazine in 2013.

Addendum: I’ve got to get into better shape.

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