Our screening of inspiring new flick Kon-Tiki put the wind in readers' sails
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Time Out subscribers and contest winners packed the Melbourne premiere of the critically acclaimed new film of Thor Heyerdahl's amazing journey across the Pacific on a self-made raft of balsa wood and rope, named the Kon-Tiki. This incredible tale, already a best-selling book and Academy-award winning documentary, is now a big-budget feature film with English and Norwegian versions.
Palace Cinema Como in South Yarra hosted the screening, where 180 attendees snacked on popcorn, then kicked on to the Como bar afterwards for a good feed washed down with champagne and Apple Thief cider – the likes of which Thor could only have dreamed as he drifted for 101 days, braving all manner of elemental and underwater perils, in his 1947 quest to prove South American peoples could have settled Polynesia. To honour Thor, one gues even arrived in a Kon-Tiki-themed shirt. Sir, you are our sort of people.
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Kon-Tiki opens in cinemas April 11 through Transmission Films.