Saturday 7th May, 4pm, €7. Director: Ken Kwapis / USA / 2015 / 104 minutes / Certificate: 15A
Cast : Robert Redford, Nick Nolte, Emma Thompson
After two decades of living in the UK, renowned travel writer Bill Bryson (Robert Redford) returns to America with his English wife Cathy (Emma Thompson). In an attempt to find a way to reconnect with his homeland, he impulsively decides to hike the Appalachian Trail, a trek of over 2,000 miles stretching from Maine to Georgia. With Cathy protesting against the idea of Bill doing the trip solo, an out-of-the-blue call from old friend Katz (Nick Nolte), offering to accompany him, seems like the perfect solution. But as their journey unfolds, this odd couple realise that they may have under-estimated the scale of the adventure they have undertaken.
Based on Bill Bryson’s best-selling 1998 memoir, A Walk in the Woods is a gentle comedy that combines breath-taking scenery with the charming chemistry of its two veteran stars, who are clearly enjoying themselves.
Funded by VOLTage/Clare County of Culture 2016 and supported by Age and Opportunity BEALTAINE 2016.