Film Screening: Kon Tiki

Monday, May 20, 2013 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Ritz Five, 214 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States

See the magnificent film Kon Tiki about the Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl's journey drifting on a raft (with 5 other men) from Peru to Polynesia.

Kon-Tiki is a 2012 Norwegian historical drama film directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg about the 1947 Kon-Tiki expedition. The film tells the story of legendary explorer Thor Heyerdal's epic 4,300 miles crossing of the Pacific on a balsa wood raft in 1947, in an effort prove it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times.

The film was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 85th Academy Awards and is the highest grossing and most expensive film in Norways history.

The films opens on May 17th and the Geographical Society is offering a limited number of passes for the May 20 screening of the film.

They'll take the first email requests. Limit of two tickets per person. Please [email protected] for more information.

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