Into The Wind

FILM SUMMARY:

In 1980, Terry Fox continued his fight against bone cancer with the pursuit of a singular, motivating vision: to run across Canada. Three years after having his right leg amputated six inches above the knee after being diagnosed with osteosarcoma, Fox set out to cover more than a marathon’s distance each day until he reached the shores of Victoria, British Columbia. Anonymous at the start of his journey, Fox steadily captured the heart of a nation with his Marathon of Hope. However the 21-year old BC native’s goal was not fame, but to spread awareness and raise funds for cancer research. After 143 days and two-thirds of the way across Canada, with the eyes of a country watching, Fox’s journey came to an abrupt end when newly discovered tumors took over his body. Two-time NBA MVP, proud Canadian, and first-time filmmaker Steve Nash will share Fox’s incredible story of perseverance and hope. – ESPN FILMS “30 for 30”

DIRECTORS:
Steve Nash (IMDb) & Ezra Holland (IMDb)

PREMIERE:
September 19, 2010 (TSN2, Canada)
September 28, 2010 (ESPN)

REVIEWS:
“It’s the mother of all inspirational stories, a legendary-but-true journey that deserves to be passed along from one generation to another.” — THE A.V. CLUB

“They did just enough – native Canadian Taylor Kitsch reading from Fox’s journal entries, the occasional attempts to recreate Fox’s POV – that, along with the moving talking head interviews and the abundant footage of Fox’s run, I was pretty much wrecked by the time Fox had to get off the road near Thunder Bay. — HITFIX