The Show Walker is a grand adventure that pits man against nature. Adapted from Walk Well My Brother by celebrated Canadian author Farley Mowat, The Show Walker is written and directed by Charles Martin Smith, who starred in the classic adaptation of Mowat's novel, Never Cry Wolf.
Set in the far north in 1953, maverick bush pilot Charlie Halliday (Barry Pepper from Saving Private Ryan) is convinced by an Inuit family to transport their tubercular daughter to a hospital in Yellowknife in exchange for rare walrus tusks.
Shortly afterward the plane crashes on the tundra and the pilot and his sick charge are lost in a remote area of the Canadian arctic. Since Halliday deviated from his assigned flight path while trading for black market ivory, they are off the map and the chance of being discovered by the search planes is very slim.
His survival lies with the wisdom and skills of his ill passenger. With her guidance, he must learn to adapt to the environment, live off the land, and survive the hostile elements long enough to get them back to civilization and safety.
At once epic and intimate, this multiple award-winning (and visually stunning) tale of endurance and redemption is a classic wilderness adventure.
The Egyptian Theater, Thursday, September 30th at 7:00pm