Karl and I were lucky enough to be invited to a pre-screening of the movie Into the Wild last night.
It was so, so, so good. I hadn't really seen any advertising for it and had no real idea of what to expect. I was so pleasantly surprised!
Here's a brief synopsis, in case you haven't seen any previews either: In 1990, after graduating from Emory Univ with honors, 22-yr-old Christopher McCandless gave his entire $24K life savings to charity and abandoned modern life as we know it in search of a more Tolstoyan existence. His journey took him all over the US, and ultimately up to Alaska where he went "into the wild" on the final leg of his epic journey. It's based on a true story and the film was adapted from John Krakauer's bestselling novel of the same name.
It was a very powerful movie, and I have a feeling it will get some Academy attention this year. Go see it if you have a chance! I don't think you'll regret it....and it's nice to support a fabulous indie film!