DIRECTION: Michelle Smith
Jacques “The Frenchy” is an icon of Colorado. An 82 year old athlete enthusiastic about sky, mountain bikes and cyclo-cross races. “The Frenchy” is a portrait of a veteran athlete, a man with epic stories, who has been on the death border many times and who, for all this, has a huge passion for life and a highly contagious laugh which he shares with his community.
Michelle Smith moved to the Rocky Mountains from the east coast in 2002 to pursue a lifestyle that revolved around a passion for challenging herself with mountain adventures. As she immersed herself into this lifestyle, she discovered that what engaged her the most was not her own quest, but the community and characters that she encountered in the mountains.