An Appalachian Trail thru-hike takes ambitious hikers on a 2,178.3-mile adventure from Georgia to Maine, trekking through some of America's most pristine state and national parks. Though many people have attempted this challenge over the years, only a small fraction actually complete the journey. Nevertheless, "The Traveling Circus," led by 24-yr-old lawyer, Katherine Imp, attempted the Appalachian Trail thru-hike from March to August 2010. Kate was joined by her brother Brandon, a 21-yr-old Ivy grad fresh out of college, and her best friend Emily, a 23-yr-old "city chick" born and raised on Chicago's South Side.
By capturing the highs and lows of trail life, this honest, touching, and very personal story paints a raw and uncensored picture of how long-distance hiking can affect the mind, body, and soul. Leaving its audience both satisfied and hungry for more, BEAUTY BENEATH THE DIRT is a one-of-a-kind documentary that cannot be missed.
Directed by: Katherine Imp Produced by: Jason Furrer, Katherine Imp Starring: Emily Ginger, Brandon Imp, Katherine Imp
6:30-7:30: Arrive, Drink, & Mingle (booze available for purchase!) 7:30-7:35: The Commute (directed & produced by Action Couch Films) 7:35-7:45: Not Alone (directed & produced by Matty Krylowicz) 7:45-7:50: How Not to Hit On a Ukranian Acrobat (directed & produced by Action Couch Films) 7:50-8:00: Off Into Space (directed by Anna Jung; produced by Chris DeWinter) 8:00-9:15: Beauty Beneath the Dirt 9:15-9:45: Q&A with Director & Exec Producer Katherine Imp 9:45-10:30: Continue to Drink & Mingle ...
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4050 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60641