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SOLD OUT - "The Way Back", the opening night film of the Museum of Tolerance’s Film Festival, MOTIFF, will be screened on Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at the Museum of Tolerance, Los Angeles, followed by a Q & A with the film's director Peter Weir.
The film is directed by six-time Academy Award(r) nominee Peter Weir. Inspired by Slavomir Rawicz's acclaimed novel, The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom as well as other real life accounts, "The Way Back" is an epic story of survival, solidarity and indomitable human will chronicling the escape of a small group of multi-national prisoners from a Siberian gulag in 1940 and their remarkable life affirming journey over thousands of miles across five hostile countries.
The film stars Ed Harris, Colin Farrell, Jim Sturgess, and Saoirse Ronan, and it is Weir's first film since 2003's "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World." Newmarket Films and Wrekin Hill Entertainment will release the film in theaters January 21st, 2011.