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127 hours (2010)

Directed by Danny Boyle. Cast: James Franco, Amber Tamblyn, Kate Mara, Clemence Poesy, Kate Burton, Lizzy Caplan, Treat Williams. A dramatization of the true story of Aron Ralston, a 27-year-old hiker who fell and became trapped in a narrow crevasse, his right arm wedged against the rock wall by a boulder. Mr. Ralston's ordeal was a struggle for survival and a profound existential crisis. He had gone to Bluejohn Canyon, Utah for a rock-climbing weekend alone, not telling anyone where he was going. Finding himself stuck, knowing he can't expect anyone to come to his rescue, he understands his predicament and after struggling for more than five days resorts to desperate measures in order to survive. Based on the book "Between a rock and a hard place" by Aron Ralston. Special features: Feature commentary with Danny Boyle, Christian Colson and Simon Beaufoy [optional audio feature]; Deleted scenes (34 min.); Sneak peeks [previews] (3 min.). 94 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database Reviews and articles: Brunick, Paul. "127 hours." Film Comment, November/December 2010, Vol. 46 Issue 6, p69-70, 2p Full-text of this article / review is available:Berkeley users only Green, Mary S.; Sherman, Grace. "127 hours." Journal of Feminist Family Therapy, Apr-Jun2012, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p154-159, 6p Klawans, Stuart. "Voids and Jackasses." Nation, 11/22/2010, Vol. 291 Issue 21, p34-36, 3p Full-text of this article / review is available:Berkeley users only Walters, Ben. "127 hours." Sight & Sound, February 2011, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p70-71, 2p Full-text of this article / review is available:Berkeley users only