NEXT STAGE ARTS PROJECT will present a special screening of Jay Craven’s film, Where the Rivers Flow North on Thursday, July 27 at 7:00pm at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney, VT. Award-winning filmmaker Jay Craven will present a special tribute to Vermont writer, Howard Frank Mosher, who passed away unexpectedly in late January.
Craven has made five “Vermont Westerns” during his 28-year collaboration with Mosher. He will present a 20-minute talk, “My Life, So Far, With Howard,” in which Craven will detail his often-daunting exploits, making the films, and his always-humorous experiences, working with Mosher. And he will explore what it was, personally and artistically, that kept him coming back for more.
Following his talk, Craven will present a 25th anniversary screening of his film, Where the Rivers Flow North, starring Academy Award nominee, Rip Torn, Native American actress, Tantoo Cardinal (Dances with Wolves, Legends of the Fall), and Michael J. Fox.
Set in 1927 Vermont, Rivers tells the story of an old Vermont logger and his Native American mate who face the extinction of their way of life when the local power company plans to build a giant hydro dam that will flood them off their land. Lord and Bangor face emotional and physical challenges as they struggle with the power company, Vermont’s unforgiving terrain, and their own thorny relationship. Festivals include Sundance, Vienna, and Vancouver. Special screenings include The Smithsonian, Lincoln Center, and the Harvard Film Archive. Rivers was one of three U.S. finalists for Critics Week at the Cannes Film Festival.
Proceeds from Craven’s tour will support digitization and preservation of the Mosher films and preparation and production of study materials for schools and communities.
Critic quotes on Craven’s film, Where the Rivers Flow North:
“Breathtakingly beautiful” – Bob Mondello, National Public Radio.
“A freshness rarely seen on screen.” – Caryn James, NY Times
“Powerful and unconventional.” – Geoff Gilmore, director, Sundance Film Festival
“The performances are remarkable.” — Gregory Peck
Tickets for the film are $12.00, available at the door.
The Gleanery restaurant will offer a special 20% discount to those also attending the film,, with advanced reservations at: 802-387-3052. Limited seating available.