Film Captures Tales of Pacific Crest Trail

February 4th, 2013 | Categories: Uncategorized

Film producer Shaun Carrigan

SUNY Oneonta will host the movie pre-premiere of “Tell it on the Mountain,” a documentary about the Pacific Crest Trail, followed by a discussion with producer Shaun Carrigan.

The film will be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Red Dragon Theater in the Hunt College Union on campus, and members of the community are welcome to attend. Admission is free for SUNY Oneonta students, staff, faculty and alumni. A $3 donation is requested for all others, and proceeds will go to the college’s Mountain Biking Club, which maintains local hiking and biking trails.

“Tell it on the Mountain” is a documentary full of tall tales from the Pacific Crest Trail, a string of trails running through the center of California, Oregon and Washington. The film chronicles the journey of a diverse cast of hikers through the longest uninterrupted stretch of wilderness in the United States—walking as many as 40 miles between water sources, traversing dangerous river and stream crossings, and climbing 13,000-foot passes, as they push themselves to complete 20 miles a day for five straight months.

Carrigan is a five-time Emmy award-winning TV sports producer and filmmaker who produces effects for network and cable TV coverage of major events such as the Winter Olympics and the X Games. An avid backpacker and outdoor enthusiast, Carrigan has hiked 1,400 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail.

This special event is sponsored by the college’s Outdoor Leadership minor program and the Communication Arts Department. More information is available from SUNY Oneonta Assistant Professor Geneviève Marchand at (607) 436-2105.