Himalayan Hogwash?

In 1956, Polish author Slawomir Rawicz published The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom, a now classic tale of adventure and survival that's gone on to sell more than half a million copies and be translated into some 25 languages. The book describes Rawicz's World War II-era escape from the Gulags of Siberia, and the arduous journey to freedom--which he found in India--that followed. Sure, a 2006 BBC investigation couldn't turn up any evidence supporting Rawicz's tall tale of footing it across half of Asia--including the Himalayas, where he claimed to have seen a pair of Yetis--but it's still one helluva story. Fifty-five years after it was first published, director Peter Weir (the man behind Master and Commander, Witness and The Truman Show) has finally brought this epic tale to the big screen, with a cast featuring Ed Harris, Jim Sturgess and Colin Farrell. The Way Back screens at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Friday, 5 p.m. Saturday and 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m. And 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St. Tickets are $8.50, $6.50 for Modern members. Visit themodern.org for more info.
March 18-20, 2011


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