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Friday August 10th, 2018 at 7 PMEvent Website
Baltasar Kormákur · USA · 2018 · 97 mins · PG
Icelandic director Baltasar Kormákur’s new film succeeds because it’s foremost a romance, even when the desperate necessities of survival command most of its attention. Based on the true story of two sailors (Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin) who took their fateful ocean journey together in 1983, the film includes their courtship in Tahiti and their adventures at sea, interweaving the two timelines, rather than follow a straight chronology. So what might have been a typical disaster movie instead becomes a love story that keeps asserting and reinforcing itself as the film goes along. It’s elegant in the cutting. The title has a double meaning, describing both their windswept amble through the Pacific and a shared philosophy of going wherever life takes them. If death is beyond the horizon, they’re inclined to accept it and keep sailing off into the sunset.
“A film that will draw you into an absorbing tale of two lovers forced to test their mettle to the limit in a high-stakes, high-seas adventure.” –Toronto Star
“Stop Googling and see the film first. You’ll be glad you didn’t know all the details beforehand.”
–Associated PressCast Shailene Woodley, Sam Claflin