2021 FILMS

The Frenchy

Saturday / June 12, 2021 / 10:30 AM
United States / 2018 / 14 min / Documentary / English
Available Viewing Area: Canada-wide
Short Film Series: The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades (Age-Positive)

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The Frenchy


Jacques “The Frenchy” Houot (pronounced “oo-oh”) is a Colorado icon. He is an 82-year-old athlete who gets after it non-stop on skis, mountain bike, and the cyclocross race circuit. Jacques is a badass athlete, but the real story is how he inspires us with his contagious love of life, epic tales of survival, ability to counter aging through laughter, and his impact on the community over decades.


5Point Adventure Film Festival Carbondale April 19, 2018 World Premiere Pure Joy Award United States;
Telluride Mountain Film Festival Telluride May 25, 2018 Selected for Mountain Film on tour in North and South America United States;
Cervino Cinemountain Film Festival August 12, 2018 Italy;
Reuda Film Festival Barcelona September 8, 2018 Spain;
Breckenridge Film Festival Breckenridge September 22, 2018 United States;
Crested Butte Film Festival Crested Butte September 29, 2018 United States;
European Outdoor Film Tour E.O.F.T. Munich October 9, 2018 Germany;
Banff Mountain Film Festival Banff November 3, 2018 Canadian premiere Finalist Canada;
Bovec Outdoor Film Festival Bovec December 28, 2018 Audience Choice Award Slovenia;
Boulder International Film Festival Boulder March 1, 2019 Finalist United States;
Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival Vancouver March 1, 2019 Finalist Canada


Director(s): Michelle Smith
Producer(s): Ungrounded LLC
Key Cast: Jacques Houot