"KON-TIKI"­ - norwegian cinema, Fort Lauderdale

  • July 9, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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We'll finally get a chance to see this acclaimed film from Norway which happens to be the only 2012 Foreign Language Academy Award nominated film left for us to enjoy, the other four we've seen already. This movie was also nominated for a Golden Globe.

Kon-Tiki tells the story of Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl who is attempting to cross the Pacific ocean in a balsa wood raft in 1947, together with five men, to prove that South Americans already back in pre-Columbian times could have crossed the sea and settle on Polynesian islands...

This for the discount price of $7, no promo code needed, and free parking available.

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  • Marsha

    Often times much easier to say, seeing the wisdom in it, but much more difficult to actually put into practice. As a rule we generally crave momentum, we have to manipulate things, and patience is a lesson we eventually learn to master.

    July 11, 2013

  • Marsha

    Excellent, Excellent!!! G said it all. Fabulous cinematography, beautiful true story. Beautiful reminder of the endless, wondrous possibilities if we have the passion, commitment and unwavering faith to see things through and not give up, but work with and through obstacles. Just knowing the answer is there. The messages in this film are so positive, and so resoundingly clear. Reminders such as; we all have the pioneering spirit; when we flow with nature, instead of against the current (there are countless extrapolations for both nature and current), things go smoother; that there are times to put forth a lot of effort and times to allow for nature to take it's course. When we are uncertain, it's best to drift awhile and just go with the flow. Guidance is all around us, we just need to recognize and tune into it. Everything is provided, it is what we do with it that matters, the choices we make.

    4 · July 10, 2013

    • Paty

      Love your interpretation of the movie. So much deeper insight than in my review, lol. But I am with you, and will apply that "being in tune with life's ebb and flow" to my life. :)

      July 10, 2013

    • Stefanie

      i'm making an appointment also : )

      July 11, 2013

  • Paty

    A really good adventure movie, full of testosterone, but we ladies also got our eye candy and enjoyed the view of the handsome Scandinavian men at sea, didn't we?

    2 · July 10, 2013

  • Jean

    The Kon-Tiki movie was awesome! I had read the book in Dutch as a young girl but this definitely beat the book. The cinematography was breathtaking! Can you imagine being out on the big Pacific ocean under those circumstances? The movie did a good job at helping me to experience how raw that must have been.....And as always so good to see old friends and make new ones!

    2 · July 10, 2013

  • Pete

    Thumbs up, quite a gripping movie.

    1 · July 10, 2013

  • G

    Great film, second time I see it and it felt like the first time. It's an entertaining, exciting, moving journey, based on a true story. Great cinematography. By the end of the film one can hear a radio voice say "man against nature..." but it should definitely be saying the great things that can be achieved when man works WITH nature... And last but not least, it was nice as always to have dinner with a friendly group of cultured people!

    5 · July 9, 2013

    • Marcel

      Excellent film, good choice. They didn't speak in Norwegian though. Thank you.

      July 10, 2013

  • Brandee in Coral S.

    The movie was interesting and entertaining at times. I did not find the characters very deep and therefore did not feel much of an emotional connection with them. (Unlike "A hijacking") It was a true miracle that they made that journey without any loss of life or limb. The scene where they killed the shark was extremely disturbing, however if a shark took my little animal buddy under that situtation, I can see myself doing something irrational as well. I cannot imagine how delirious and insane those men must have been feeling. I had to take a quick look at google maps on my cell phone in order to locate the French Polynesian islands. It was nice having a bite to eat afterwards with friends and quite a few laughs. Heart Rock Sushi is a wonderful place for a group, friendly and quick service with some very healthy food options.

    July 10, 2013

  • Linda L.

    Movie was very exciting and interesting.

    July 10, 2013

  • jacqueline m.

    Exciting

    1 · July 9, 2013

  • Brandee in Coral S.

    A few of us will be meeting for a quick bite at the Thai restaurant next door at about 6. Let me know if you'd like to join us, the more the merrier. :)

    July 9, 2013

    • G

      Brandee I'll try to meet u before the movie otherwise if I don't make it, I'll see u at the movie theater ;)

      1 · July 9, 2013

  • Suzana

    I remember reading the book in undergrad - I loved it!

    1 · July 8, 2013

  • Naya

    OMG, this theater shows The Rocky Horror Picture Show (on a monthly basis). Buahahahaha, that's so great! I remember seeing this in a beautiful, old cinematheque in Seattle... during those wonderful undergrad years when you could leave your apartment in costume any day of the year and it was perfectly appropriate. Now, if they have popcorn and soda too, then they will receive the coveted five star review from yours truly. :)

    1 · July 8, 2013

  • George

    I already saw this film and it was terrific. You guys are going to love it. Enjoy!

    3 · July 6, 2013

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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