Nov. 11, 2005 – The Forum Film Festival's third film will play at Market Square East on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. Grizzly Man is a new film that has received many great reviews. Neil Prior, chairman of the Forum says, "Our film festival is always a sell-out event. These three films may well be the best three we've ever offered."
Tickets are $15 and are available at Reichhold Center, Modern Music (Nisky), Dockside Bookstore, Home Again and Interiors (Fort Mylner).
Grizzly Man explores the life and gruesome death of amateur grizzly bear expert and wildlife preservationist Timothy Treadwell. The film is a powerful cautionary tale about modern man's relationship to wild nature as it follows Treadwell's journeys to Alaska where he lived among the grizzlies and grew to love them. Treadwell's crusade to defend the grizzlies tragically ended when he and his girlfriend were attacked and killed by a rogue grizzly in Oct. 2003.
New York Times: "' March of the Penguins' may be a good film but 'Grizzly Man' is a great one. At its center is a charismatic modern-day hippie who lived in Alaska on and off for 13 years. An initially appealing figure, Treadwell loses his glamour as he grows to imagine himself a kind of honorary grizzly; the man who gave cute pet names to the beasts in his wilderness neighborhood appears increasingly unhinged and messianic."
Variety: "Nothing short of extraordinary"
Roger Ebert.com: "An astonishing portrait brilliant"
Hollywood Reporter: "One of the best nature films ever made."