Hotel Vermont Presents
A Tribute to Howard Frank Mosher
25th Anniversary Film Screening of "Where the Rivers Flow North," with VT Filmmaker Jay Craven
Sat, Sep 23 at 6pm
Join Vermont filmmaker, Jay Craven in honoring the life and work of Howard Frank Mosher. On Saturday, September 23rd Craven will provide reflections on his three decades of collaboration with the Northeast Kingdom writer and screen his first Howard Frank Mosher feature film, "Where the Rivers Flow North."
Set in 1927 in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, “Where the Rivers Flow North” tells the story
of an old logger, Noel Lord, and his Native American mate, Bangor, 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
“Where the Rivers Flow North” played more than thirty festival dates including Sundance,
Seattle, Avignon, Vienna, and Vancouver. Special screenings include The Smithsonian,
Lincoln Center, and Harvard Film Archive. The picture was also one of three U.S. finalists
for Critics Week, Cannes International Film Festival. Critical comments include:
“Breathtakingly beautiful.” (Bob Mondello, NPR); “A freshness rarely seen on screen.”
(Caryn James, NY Times); “Powerful and unconventional.” (Geoff Gilmore, director,
Sundance Film Festival) and “Remarkable performances” (actor Gregory Peck).
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