Feb 27 - Mar 1, 2009
Directed by Gonzalo Arijon
Rated Not Rated, 126 min.
Underwritten by Dolly's Bookstore
The events that followed the crash of Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 in 1974 are, by now, legendary. The survivors, members of a rugby team left to fend for themselves in the rugged high peaks of the Andes Mountains, ultimately resorted to cannibalism for the sake of survival. As a result, 16 men (of the initial 45) managed to stay alive on a frozen glacier for an incredible ten weeks. The story prompted a bestselling nonfiction book, a 1993 dramatic feature film, and this fascinating documentary which recounts the harrowing story via firsthand accounts with those involved.
Superb! A cinematic tour-de-force! One of the great tales of human survival. - John Anderson, Variety