"Flip Flop Flippin" Appalachian Trail theatrical premier in Portland, Oregon
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Dirk Rabdau
(dirk9827) - F

Locale: Pacific Northwest
"Flip Flop Flippin" Appalachian Trail theatrical premier in Portland, Oregon on 03/05/2012 21:49:32 MST Print View

Hey all, if you live in the general area of Portland, Oregon: the West Coast Theatrical Premiere of "Flip Flop Flippin: One Man's Search for Characters on the A.T." will take place Saturday, March 10th at the Laurelhurst Theatre at 4:30 p.m..

The film by Scott Herriott is a follow up of sorts to his terrific "Walk" series of films about the Pacific Crest Trail.

You can check out the trailer on his website, www.squatchfilms.com.

I really encourage you to check out his work. Scott's documentaries reflect his wry sense of humor; his "Walk" films really capture the spirit of thru-hiking. I can speak from experience that his work changed the perspective of my relatives. When they heard that I was going to take a long hike, they commented, "He will die." Then they watched a movie or two and they changed their tune. "He won't die! Worse, he will be unemployable and unwashed."

So you owe it to yourself to go. If you ever had an inkling about a long-distance hike, either as a thru or section hiker, watch this film. It will inspire you and make you think (more than once), "Look at those people. If they can hike the whole thing, I certainly can."

Dirk

Edited by dirk9827 on 03/06/2012 23:09:09 MST.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: "Flip Flop Flippin" Appalachian Trail theatrical premier in Portland, Oregon on 03/05/2012 21:57:54 MST Print View

I enjoy Scott's work and this film is no exception. I have not yet finished this evening, but will.

+1 on Dirk's last sentence

Dirk Rabdau
(dirk9827) - F

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Flip Flop Flippin Appalachian Trail theatrical premier in Portland, Oregon on 03/05/2012 22:38:04 MST Print View

Hey Ken, always good to get an endorsement for a hearty North Coaster. I used to live in Humboldt County and miss the place very much (well, not so much the fog and wind, but the hiking and sea kayaking.)

Nathan V
(Junk) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lake State
Re: Re: Flip Flop Flippin Appalachian Trail theatrical premier in Portland, Oregon on 03/06/2012 14:56:30 MST Print View

Excellent movie, I ordered it from Squatch the day it was available to order and got it a couple days later.

+1 on his "Walk" series too, all are very well done.