As the father of a brilliant but cluelessly beautiful blonde daughter who cheerfully told me she was moving to South Korea to teach English for a year ... I understand what goes through the minds of parents when their irreplaceable "cuddle muffins" say they're going off to hike in the woods -- with strangers -- for six months.
But Hard Way Home isn't about parents. It's about the lessons learned by a 28-year-old, well-educated, articulate lady who, in her words:
Let go of her haunted past by undertaking a daunting challenge: thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail. Presenting herself with a test of physical and mental capabilities, and an opportunity to interact with like-minded travelers, the 6-month journey is sure to have a deep impact on the filmmakers' life.
The movie Hard Way Home is about walking through life and preserving it, while allowing for the continuation of growth and discovery.
At the very least, I believe we should support Kori for her amazing feats: hiking the Appalachian Trail and preserving a few of the lessons she learned along the way for those of us who are never going to hike the Trail ourselves.
Can't make it to Charlottesville, VA, for the premier on Friday, November 8th? We'll try to keep you posted on subsequent screenings.
Tags: Events, Appalachian Trail, Hiking, and News
Robert Redford & Nick Nolte portray the characters in A Walk in the Woods well, probably. That doesn't guarantee rave reviews of the Appalachian Trail film.
Do you remember attending any of these 2013 Appalachian Trail events? Many of made lifelong friends at them.
Broad Green purchased the rights to distribute the movie adaptation of Bill Bryson's "A Walk in the Woods" starring Robert Redford for millions of dollars.
Published Aug 28, 2014. The Lake Champlain International Film Festival seeks all types of film categories, from Appalachian Trail films to short features on any subject.
Published Jan 8, 2014.
The Appalachian Trail film, "A Walk in the Woods" starring Robert Redford, debuts at the Sundance Film Festival, 1-23-15, adapted from Bill Bryson's book.
If Scarlett O'Hara were alive, she'd dwell near Dahlonega, GA, with its iconic town square & annual Dahlonega Trail Festival honoring the Appalachian Trail.