My mom rented this film for me a very long time ago. Obviously the film stuck with me and a few years ago I managed to pick up a VHS tape from a rental store that had gone out of business. Hopefully someday this film will end up on DVD.
The story revolves around a man who seeks to live the life he has always lived in the Alaskan bush. Most of his friends have moved into town or passed away and when he feels the greater world encroaching in on him he decides to strike out for a valley that one of his friends found.
If you've ever had the fantasy of living off the land in a inhospitable environment this is definitely your film. Amos proves to be a remarkably tough and woods-wise old man. The scene where he makes his own shoelaces, as boring as that sounds, is actually kind of fun to watch. He also interacts with wildlife in such a fun personal way that it gives the film a fairly unique feel that I haven't really found anywhere else.
Find of copy of this movie and lend it to your friends, its such a good treat.
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