‘Kon-Tiki’ Raft on Display in NYC; Film Opens Friday
Check out the pictures below from Monday’s press event for the Weinstein Academy-Award nominated adventure film “Kon-Tiki” at North Cove Marina in NYC’s Battery Park City.
Harvey Weinstein and “Kon-Tiki” directors Joachim Roenning and Espen Sandberg, along with lead actor Pal Hagen, producer Jeremy Thomas, screenwriter Petter Skavlan, and Olav Heyerdahl, Thor Heyerdahl’s grandson who sailed on the 2006 Tangaroa expedition, were all at the press event.
“Kon-Tiki,” which opens Friday, April 26, is based on a true story that every Norwegian school child knows. Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl crossed the Pacific ocean in a balsa wood raft in 1947, together with five men, to prove that South Americans back in pre-Columbian times could have crossed the sea and settled on Polynesian islands.
He financed the trip with loans and donations, and set off on the journey, which spanned 101 days and 4,300 miles.
The movie is about the epic trip and the real-life raft is on view to the public in Battery Park City.