THE CALL OF THE WILD:
Friday, March 6 – 7 pm /
Saturday, March 7 – 4 pm & 7:30 pm /
Sunday, March 8 – 4 pm & 7:30 pm /
Wednesday, March 11 – 7 pm /
Thursday, March 12 – 7 pm /
Based on the 1903 novel of the same name by Jack London, The Call of the Wild is the story of Buck, a big-hearted dog whose blissful domestic life is turned upside down when he is suddenly uprooted from his California home and transplanted to the exotic wilds of the Alaskan Yukon during the Gold Rush of the 1890s. As the newest rookie on a mail delivery dog sled team–and later its leader–Buck experiences the adventure of a lifetime, ultimately finding his true place in the world and becoming his own master.
Insider tip: “The Call of the Wild is aiming to be an old-fashioned adventure movie for family viewing, and it delivers the requisite big warm cinematic hug. And more than being the story of a dog finding his inner wolf and fulfilling his destiny, it’s also an homage to the natural world. And that, wrapped in the adventures of a dog, is a pretty wonderful thing” (Karen Gordon, Original-Cin). Dan Mecca, The Film Stage, adds: “Ultimately, it’s the upbeat energy from Sanders’ direction that keeps the engine going. The Call of the Wild is a welcome adventure for a cold winter’s night.” James Berardinelli, ReelViews: “Harrison Ford gives as dignified a performance as he has managed in many years. And the cinematography (by veteran Janusz Kaminski) is glorious.”