April 27 2015 Drama Movies Newsletter
"All experience involves the loss of something beloved."
writer Aidan Hartley in "The Zanzibar Chest"
In 1947, adventurer Thor Heyerdahl achieved his goal of sailing the raft Kon-Tiki from Peru to Polynesia but his first marriage did not survive the experience.
Heyerdahl took only two pieces of modern equipment on his journey - a radio and a small movie camera. He assembled the footage into the documentary "Kon-Tiki", which won an Academy Award in 1951. The feature film I review this week is a modern re-creation of Heyerdahl's early life and his historic voyage. It is the first Norwegian film to be nominated for both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award.
The summer movie season is almost upon us. While there are many big-budget action pictures scheduled for release, there will also be a few films for drama fans to enjoy. Kristen Wiig tackles a serious role in "Welcome to Me". She plays a television host with borderline personality disorder. In July, Jake Gyllenhaal hits the screen with his boxing drama "Southpaw". Meryl Streep also has a new film in which she plays an aging rock goddess, "Ricki and the Flash".
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Kon-Tiki Film Review
"Kon-Tiki" is an epic true-life adventure story. The film dramatizes Thor Heyerdahl's journey from Peru to Polynesia as he attempts to prove his theory that people could have traveled from South America to the islands using only a raft.
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