September 21, 2007
Genre(s): Adventure, Drama
Into the Wild chronicles the true story of Christopher McCandless, a recent college graduate who abandons his life in search of something greater. Chris leaves his family in Virginia and donates his life savings to Oxfam before taking off in his beat up car and changing his name to Alexander Supertramp. When his car dies, Chris/Alex hitchhikes across the country, burning his money along the way. He meets up with people along the way, having adventures like kayaking and working in a grain mill. His goal is to make it to Alaska, where he thinks he can have a spiritual awakening. The story is compiled by John Kakauer, who uses a journalistic approach to collecting Chris' stories.