My Side of the Mountain (1969)

Genres - Children's/Family, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Drama, Rural Drama  |   Release Date - Jun 25, 1969 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - Canada, USA  |   MPAA Rating - G
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Thirteen-year old Teddy Eccles is a devotee of Thoreau, as most everybody else was in 1969. Eccles decides to spend a one-year sabbatical in the Canadian woods. His immediate companion is his pet raccoon; his spiritual companion is idealistic librarian Chris Wiggins, who supplies Eccles with books on survival. Reality intrudes when another of Eccles' kindred spirits, a falcon, is killed by insensitive hunters. But the boy survives this disillusionment with the help of Wiggins and wandering-troubadour Theodore Bikel. My Side of the Mountain is a refreshingly non-condescending adaptation of the novel by Jean Craighead George.

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adolescence, falcon, friendship, survivalist, troubador, wilderness, woods [place], camping