White River Indie Films presents WHERE THE RIVERS FLOW NORTH – Friday, Dec 1 – 7:30PM
White River Indie Films presents WHERE THE RIVERS FLOW NORTH
with special guest director/filmmaker Jay Craven on December 1, 2017, 7:30 p.m. (doors open 6:30 p.m. for pre-screening celebration!) Briggs Opera House, White River Junction
Please join us for a tribute to the late Vermont novelist Howard Frank Mosher, when filmmaker and director Jay Craven will present the film, talk about his work with Mosher, and how books are translated onto the screen. Jay Craven will take part in audience Q&A afterward.
Join us for this WRIF tribute.
Benefit Reception: 6:00-7:00 p.m. at Trailbreak Taps & Tacos -$50
Informal reception begins at 6:30 p.m. Screening begins at 7:30 p.m. Briggs Opera House. Doors open 6:30 p.m. – $12
TICKETS AND INFO: http://www.wrif.org
A landmark in Vermont filmmaking, WHERE THE RIVERS FLOW NORTH was director Jay Craven’s first collaboration with Vermont novelist Howard Frank Mosher. Critics described the film as “A gem,” “a must-see,” “visually stunning” and “breathtakingly beautiful.” Starring Rip Torn, Michael J. Fox, Tantoo Cardinal, and Treat Williams (cinephiles of regional film will also recognize cast members John Griesemer, Rusty De Wees, and George Woodard!).
Set in 1927 in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, WHERE THE RIVERS FLOW NORTH tells the story of an old Vermont logger and his Native American mate who face the extinction of their way of life, when the building of a giant
hydro dam threatens to flood them off their land. The two face emotional
and physical challenges as they struggle with the power company, Vermont’s
unforgiving terrain, and each other in this unconventional love story. The
New York Times noted that the “real-life story behind WHERE THE RIVERS FLOW NORTH is the stuff of independent film makers’ fantasies. A Vermonter named Jay Craven put together the money for his film from a variety of sources, ranging from foreign sales rights to local small investors, and made the kind of period piece that would be produced in Hollywood only as a fluke.”
A benefit for White River Indie Films (WRIF) and Kingdom Country Productions. THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS: Norwich Bookstore and Trailbreak Taps & Tacos!