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Last updated: Mon 7 Mar 2016

Film Night: A Walk in the Woods

Somerset Moviola, BFI Neighbourhood Cinema and the Nunney Village Hall Committee present A Walk in the Woods, on Friday 11 March at Nunney village hall.

A Walk in the WoodsA Walk in the Woods is a 2015 American adventure biographical film directed by Ken Kwapis, based on the 1998 book/memoir of the same name by Bill Bryson. The film stars Robert Redford, Nick Nolte and Emma Thompson.

In this new comedy adventure, celebrated travel writer, Bill Bryson, instead of retiring to enjoy his loving and beautiful wife, and large and happy family, challenges himself to hike the Appalachian Trail – 2,200 miles of America’s most unspoiled, spectacular and rugged countryside from Georgia to Maine.

The peace and tranquility he hopes to find, though, is anything but, once he agrees to being accompanied by the only person he can find willing to join him on the trek – his long lost and former friend Katz, a down-on-his-luck serial philanderer who, after a lifetime of relying on his charm and wits to keep one step ahead of the law – sees the trip as a way to sneak out of paying some debts and sneak into one last adventure before its too late.

The trouble is, the two have a completely different definition of the word, “adventure”. Now they’re about to find out that when you push yourself to the edge, the real fun begins.

Robert Redford and Nick Nolte give surprisingly funny performances in this roadtrip film with a difference.

“The ripe chemistry between Robert Redford and Nick Nolte makes this hybrid adventure and buddy movie into a thoroughly enjoyable outing. Moreover, it is very funny, with as many laughs as there are mishaps on the Appalachian Trail, where the two characters decide hike. Based on travel writer Bill Bryson’s memoir, director Ken Kwapis has created an entertaining film that delights in its sense of the ridiculous while grounding it by its confrontation of serious issues. It may not be as good as being there, but seeing and being immersed in the natural beauty of the vast landscape is also a treat.” Urban Cinefile

“One of the hardest things to find to recommend to people is a good mainstream film, not aimed at children, that involves no violence (the worst it gets here is door hammering) or untimely death – this is a charming example of that rare breed, may they never become extinct.” Eye for Film

A Walk in the Woods has a 15 rating. No-one under 15 is allowed to see a 15 film at the cinema or buy/rent a 15 rated video. 15 rated works are not suitable for children under 15 years of age.

A Walk in the Woods is shown at Nunney Village Hall on Friday 11 March at 7.30pm. Door open at 7.00pm. Seats cannot be reserved, so please come early.

Tickets cost £5.00 in advance at the SPAR shop in Nunney or £6.00 on the door. A licensed bar and ice creams will be available.

Contact information

Roger Hutchings
Somerset Moviola
Telephone 01373 836 049
Web www.moviola.org

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