Grizzly Man


1h 43m 2005

Brief Synopsis

The life and death of amateur grizzly bear expert and wildlife preservationist Timothy Treadwell. Treadwell lived unarmed among the bears for thirteen summers, and filmed his adventures in the wild during his final five seasons. In October 2003, Treadwell's remains, along with those of his girlfrien

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Documentary
Nature
Release Date
2005
Distribution Company
Lionsgate
Location
Alaska, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 43m

Synopsis

The life and death of amateur grizzly bear expert and wildlife preservationist Timothy Treadwell. Treadwell lived unarmed among the bears for thirteen summers, and filmed his adventures in the wild during his final five seasons. In October 2003, Treadwell's remains, along with those of his girlfriend, Amie Huguenard, were discovered near their campsite in Alaska's Katmai National Park and Reserve. They had been mauled and devoured by a grizzly, the first known victims of a bear attack in the park. (The bear suspected of the killings was later shot by park officials.) Founder of the organization Grizzly People, Treadwell devoted his life to the preservation of bears, co-authored a book with Jewel Palovak, "Among Grizzlies," and educated thousands of schoolchildren about bears. Treadwell also used his charisma and growing celebrity to spread the grizzly gospel, appearing on television shows including "The Late Show with David Letterman," downplaying the dangers of his encounters. But was Timothy Treadwell a passionate and fearless environmentalist who devoted his life to living peacefully among Alaskan grizzly bears in order to save them? Or was he a deluded misanthrope whose reckless actions resulted in his own death, as well as those of his girlfriend and one of the bears he swore to protect?

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Documentary
Nature
Release Date
2005
Distribution Company
Lionsgate
Location
Alaska, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 43m

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Winner of the 2005 award for Best Documentary/Non-Fiction Film by the Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA).

Winner of the 2005 award for Best Documentary/Non-Fiction Film by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA).

Winner of the 2005 award for Best Documentary/Non-Fiction Film by the National Society of Film Critics (NSFC).

Winner of the 2005 award for Best Documentary/Non-Fiction Film by the New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC).

Winner of the 2005 award for Best Documentary/Non-Fiction Film by the San Francisco Film Critics Circle (SFFCC).

Winner of the 2005 award for Best Documentary/Non-Fiction Film by the Toronto Film Critics Association (TFCA).

Winner of the 2005 award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary by the Directors Guild of America (DGA).

Released in United States January 2005

Released in United States June 2005

Released in United States on Video December 26, 2005

Released in United States Summer August 12, 2005

Shown at SILVERDOCS:AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival (Special Screenings) June 14-18, 2005.

Project will air on the Discovery Channel in fall 2005.

Released in United States January 2005 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (World Cinema Documentary Competition) January 20-30, 2005.)

Released in United States June 2005 (Shown at SILVERDOCS:AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival (Special Screenings) June 14-18, 2005.)

Released in United States Summer August 12, 2005

Released in United States on Video December 26, 2005