With the dissolution of her marriage and the death of her mother, Cheryl Strayed had lost all hope. After years of reckless, destructive behavior, she made a rash decision. With absolutely no experience, driven only by sheer determination, Cheryl hiked more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, alone. She later wrote a memoir, Wild: A Journey from Lost to Found, which was adapted for the screen by Nick Hornby and turned into a montage rather than a conventional narrative. Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddens, strengthens, and ultimately heals her. Tim Robey says that Reece Witherspoon ‘reinvents herself as a grief-stricken woman on a voyage of discovery’ and Laura Dern plays her mother.
Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern received Oscar nominations for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress, respectively.
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Venue: William Loveless Hall