New film features local legends

Canyonlands Film Society presents the local premiere of My Canyonlands: The Adventurous Life of Kent Frost, a film by Chris Simon of Sageland Media. Presented at Star Hall in Moab on October 25, 2008 at 7:30 p.m, this documentary film celebrates the explorations of local guide and tour operator Kent Frost.

Kent Frost got to know Southeastern Utah intimately long before he began his outfitting career, hiking the mountains and canyons with his brothers and cousins.

For 30 years Kent and his wife, Fern, operated Canyonlands Tours, a jeep company based in Monticello, Utah. As a river and 4-wheel drive guide, Kent took numerous people into the canyons of Southeast Utah sharing with them the beauty of the canyon country.

Kent Frost was named a “Legend” by the National Park Service in 1994, for his part in helping pioneer tourism in Canyonlands. Kent’s stories are brought alive by music and archival photos in this film that honors him and the many unsung guides and outfitters who helped build tourism in Utah.

The film is funded by grants from the Utah Arts Council, Utah Humanities Council, the JEPS Foundation , a community filmmaker grant from the University of Utah’s Documentary Studies Program and many Kent Frost admirers—clients, guides and outfitters.

This event is a chance to pay tribute to one of the last of the old river runners, come meet Kent, view his recycle-art and historic photos and ask the director questions about the filming.

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