Mackenzie, a troubled but daring teenage girl, is sent by her struggling mother to live with her uncle in Juneau, Alaska. Although Uncle seems like a supportive caretaker and friend, the relationship turns and Mackenzie is forced to run. Trying to make her way back to Seattle alone to find her absent mother, Mackenzie only winds up deeper in the Alaskan interior. Lost and with no one else to turn to, she shadows a loner backpacker, Bartlett, an unlikely father figure with scars of his own. Together, they cross the wilderness and discover sanctuary in the last frontier.
Did You Know?
The polar bear at the Juneau airport in the beginning of the film used to be in the airport in the city of Spokane, Washington, where Wildlike recently played and won best narrative and an audience award. A Spokane resident pointed this out in the Q&A. See more
We eat a hundred yards from the tent. We don't make fires, I cook on the stove, and there are no marshmallows. Don't spill food on youself, don't break any branches, don't step on any flowers. Just leave everything the way you found it. This is bear spray. Hold on to it. Never approach and bear, or a moose, or whatever. Don't approach them. If a bear charges you then...
I know what I'm doing.
You have no idea. But whatever you do, don't run. - Do not run. - Don't run.
"Don't run." got it.
The Parting Glass
Traditional Folk Song
Performed by The Wailin' Jennys
Courtesy of Red House Records
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