Yosemite “The lives of three 5th graders intertwine in the suburban paradise of Palo Alto circa 1985, as the threat of a mountain lion looms over the town. Featuring James Franco in a supporting role, the film is adapted from short stories in Franco’s collection ‘A California Childhood.’ ”
This wasn’t really what we expected. We thought we were getting a variation on “Stand By Me” and instead it simply a week in the lives of 3 boys. So, the 11 year old who went along was completely underwhelmed.
It was scary in an anticipating-something-bad-happening kind of way. So much so that it was a relief when it finally did.
I like it better in retrospect than I did while I watched it. Which isn’t uncommon for me watching that kind of film.
The Long Start to the Journey “Filmmaker Chris Gallaway documents his own personal attempt to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail and to learn what the path means to individuals he meets along the way. This is a personal story of struggle and perseverance as well as a historical account of the origins and cultural relevance of the Appalachian Trail.”
I think this is probably the best film about the AT that has been made. It has a little history, some gorgeous scenery and tons of information about what to expect. I think anyone considering hiking it, sectionally or through-hiking, should see it.