West End Film Club

"Into the Wild"

Illustration of moviePlease join us for a screening of Into the Wild to be held Tuesday, November 27, at 1:30 p.m. in the large meeting room on the second floor. The film is based on the national bestseller of the same title by Jon Krakauer (a recent selection of the West End Book Club): Christopher McCandless leaves a college education, material wealth and a seemingly bright future to head into the Alaskan wilderness.  No one truly knows why he did this, but this film traces his steps across the country, meeting and befriending dozens of people and his eventual death due to lack of preparation and knowledge of the harsh life of the wild.

The film is directed by Sean Penn and stars Emile Hirsch, Catherine Keener and Vince Vaughn. 
Paramount Vantage; Rated R; 140 minutes; 2007.