BMFI is very pleased to be showing INTO THE WILD. If you haven't yet seen it, you can visit our website (www.BrynMawrFilm.org) for showtimes. I just saw it, not having read the book, and it is truly a lyrical, romantic, and personal film.
One interesting thing to keep in the back of your mind as you're taking the film in is the way in which director Sean Penn conveys the personal, contemplative, and internal nature of the story he and his collaborators are telling. While there is a general adherence to conventional narrative and filmic continuity, there are many, many divergences, and it is in these that the film is most expressive.
Please offer your own insights into the film, and share any reactions you might have to INTO THE WILD with forum readers.
Andrew J. Douglas, BMFI Director of Education