Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

October 3, 2013

Film Society to show 'Kon-Tiki'


CROSSVILLE — The Cumberland County Film Society and the Rocky Top Movie Theater are co-sponsoring a free movie open to the public on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. at the Rocky Top theater.

Kon-Tiki was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language film in 2013. (However, this film will be shown in English, not Norwegian.) This is an action-adventure film, not the Academy Award winning documentary film from 1951.

You may have read Thor Heyderdahl’s non-fiction book describing his journey with five other men on a balsam-wood raft from Peru to the Polynesian islands in 1947. Their 101-day epic adventure—battling storms and sharks and facing death—is vividly shown on the big screen, complete with realistic special effects. It’s rated PG-13 and is 96 minutes long.

The Cumberland County Film Society is a membership group of movie buffs who enjoy seeing independent films—not filmed by major movie studios. If you are interested in seeing “films worth talking about,” and would like to join CCFS, you can e-mail us at and request a membership form. The society shows ten films a year—five in the spring and five in the fall; membership dues are $10 a year.