A Thousand Miles Behind ★★★½

Moving depiction of grief that uses the visual medium of film to its fullest in telling its story. There are long stretches where we live with the character in silence as his internalized pain breaks out. It's raw and draws the viewer into his story very effectively. The movie also explores how allowing other people in when you're at your most vulnerable can help heal you. It's really moving and poignant.

Filmmaker Interviews: OV252 – HIFF2018: Part II – Crime + Punishment Review and Filmmaker Interviews: A Thousand Miles Behind, Fiddlin’, Easterseals Disability Film Challenge, River Runs Red, Seeing is Believing, The Samuel Project, The Turn Out, Time Well Spent, and Wake

OV253 – HIFF2018: Part III – The Samuel Project Review and Filmmaker Interviews: When Jeff Tried to Save the World, Palace, Fiddlin’, Film School Africa, Live the Stream, Bullitt County, Miss Arizona, and A Thousand Miles Behind