ALEX’S BIGGEST RACE
Director: Julia Hoppock
Run Time: 14 mins 15 sec
Collection: DOCUMENTARY 1
Date/Time: MON JUN 22 11:00AM & 5:00PM
Ticket Options: DAY PASS/ALL FESTIVAL PASS
Short, Documentary, Drama
Description: A brain cancer diagnosis gives Alex Klose 18 months to live. Then he brings his high school swim relay team back together after 20 years to prepare for his biggest race yet.
This is my first independent film and it’s personal for me. I’m the youngest sister of the freestyler featured in this film. I grew up swimming with all of the film subjects, went to the same high school as them, and watched in awe as their relay record stood for years after they graduated.
Alex’s unwavering positivity in the face of a devastating diagnosis inspires me to be better every day. I’m honored and thrilled to be telling his story.
Director Bio: I’m a documentary director and producer with over a decade of storytelling experience in journalism and the non-profit sector.
I have spent my career finding, pitching, writing and producing stories that connect audiences to the issues that impact their lives. My videos have been screened for White House officials and exhibited in presidential libraries.