Friday, October 19, 2012

Beauty Beneath the Dirt

I went to see an early screening of the movie "Beauty Beneath the Dirt" last night at the University of Illinois (the director and producer was from UI). Members of the cast and crew were in attendance so there was a nice Q&A session after the screening.  The movie recounts a group of three (brother, sister, and best friend) completing the Appalachian Trail in 2010. It was an interesting look at group dynamics as the three struggled to complete 2100+ miles from Georgia to Maine. I've seen better movies that capture the AT and its glory, but this one was very good at telling the story of a small group of hikers and their respective highs and lows on the trail. Here's a short trailer:



If you get a chance to see the movie in a special screening, go for it!  At some point in the near future, the movie will be released on a DVD. Depending on cost, it would be worth a purchase. If you are an AT fanatic, you'll want to add this to your video library.

3 comments:

trice said...

I agree fully. It furthers appreciation of the AT, a remarkable trail system. Hoping for the DVD. It would be a good companion to "Trek".

Chris said...

Yes indeed Mr T Rice.

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