The Movie: Never Cry Wolf (1983)
What Is It?: Carroll Ballard’s adaptation of Farley’s Mowat’s real-life account of chilling with wolves in subarctic Canada has all the mature acting (Charles Martin Smith rules as Mowat) and intelligence of a great drama and the wicked ick factor of a great cult flick (Smith spends a lot of time peeing and chows down on Ritz cracker and mouse sandwiches).
Why Today?: On this day in 1964, Lyndon Johnson signs the Wilderness Act.