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
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