We're sheltering in place with Scott Keneally from Rise of the Sufferfests: A Documentary! Join us on Sunday, March 29th at 2PM for a **FREE** Q&A / discussion with Scott: writer, director, and subject of the film.
Hailed as one of the North Coast's most colorful characters by the Press Democrat, Scott Keneally - of Geyserville, CA - does not march to the beat of your everyday drummer. Hooked on the mad, muddy world of Obstacle Course Racing, he turns his journalistic eye inward, creating a highly personal "coming of age" story set against a backdrop of tribal energy and effort.
Be sure to watch the film ahead of time and come ready with your questions. Executive Director Kathryn Philip Hecht will moderate from her home in Cloverdale, and Scott will dial in from Geyserville.
Copy and paste this link to view RISE OF THE SUFFERFESTS on Amazon Prime: https://amzn.to/2UqIlDS.
SYNOPSIS: RISE OF THE SUFFERFESTS is the first feature documentary about the muddy, messy world of obstacle course racing. The film features a colorful cast of characters from the cultish OCR community, and entertains with sharp, surprising—and often funny—social commentary from a wide range of experts, including Morgan Spurlock, Tim Ferriss, Hanna Rosin and AJ Jacobs.
While the film dives deep into the psychology of OCR, it also follows the personal story of journalist-turned- filmmaker Scott Keneally, a self-proclaimed “beta male” who has been reporting from the muddy trenches for Outside, Men’s Journal and 60 Minutes Sports. But it wasn’t until he discovered he was going to become a dad—just weeks after quitting a 3-mile Spartan Race in shame—that he decided it was time to steel up, embrace the suck, and reinvent himself as a Crossfitting, OCR-addict.
Far from a movie just about mud, it’s a timely and broadly appealing film about modern life, and the journey of a “just enougher” to prepare himself for his greatest fear— fatherhood.