Where the Rivers Flow North – Film Screening and Howard Mosher Tribute by Filmmaker Jay Craven

7 months ago by in Performance Arts, Sunday
Jay CravenAward-winning filmmaker Jay Craven will present a special tribute to Vermont writer, Howard Frank Mosher, who passed away unexpectedly in late January.  [2:00 Sunday, Town Hall Theater]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.
Following his talk, Craven will present a 25th anniversary screening of his film, Where the Rivers Flow North, starring Rip Torn, Tantoo Cardinal, 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.
 “A freshness rarely seen on screen.” – Caryn James, NY Times