WILD LIFE – The Lance Mackey Story ~ AIFF ’23
- Thu, Dec 14
Run Time: 120 min. Rating: Not rated
“Films Worth Freezing For”
Lance Mackey, rock star of the dog mushing world, grew up in difficult circumstances in rural Alaska. A troubled relationship with his father led him to sled dog racing, through which he believed he could make his father proud and mend his broken relationship. But tragedy struck in the form of stormy relationships, addiction, accidents, poverty, illness, and death. He lived like an outlaw in a house on a hill, together with 50 of the best dogs in the world. He enjoyed tremendous love from fans all over the world, until it all came crashing down in the fall of 2022.
AIFF’s mission is to develop, promote and sustain a film festival that supports new media and independent film making in Alaska and around the world while enriching cultural and entertainment opportunities for Alaskans. Our nonprofit organization continues to play a part in expanding film screening and production opportunities throughout the state.
By bringing filmmakers from all parts of the country and world to Alaska, we want artists to connect with people they might not otherwise meet, and engage audiences in workshops, screenings, and plenty of celebratory parties.