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The River Why Movie
You can fish all your life never knowing
it's not fish you're after ...  
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July 1, 2013

The River Why on Showtime

HI All,

Check out The River Why on Showtime this month.  And check out our stars:  Zach Gilford, Amber Heard, Kathleen Quinlan, Dallas Roberts, William Devane and William Hurt.

http://www.sho.com/sho/movies/titles/138884/the-river-why#/airings/138884/the-river-why

Enjoy the film!

Kristi

April 24, 2013

The River Why now on Hulu Plus!

HI All,

We just learned yesterday that  The River Why is now available on Hulu Plus.

http://www.hulu.com/watch/481475

Here’s the link if you’re a subscriber:

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You can still buy copies of the film from us at www.theriverwhy.com and get it on Amazon, Netflix and Showtime, among others.

Enjoy!

Kristi

December 31, 2012

Happy New Year to All!

And many thanks for your support for our film.  We love hearing from you.  A few examples below……

Wow, What a movie! You don’t have to like fly fishing to love this movie. Wow, What a movie!”

“Fantastic movie for anyone who has a philosophical bone in their body, a passion for a hobby/sport, and loves beauty. The film swept me away and is now on my list of favorite movies. In an age where so many movies are insultingly stupid and obnoxious, this is refreshingly thoughtful, the cinematography unforgettable and every bit is believable – not just because of the talented actors but a genuinely good story. Although I thought it was a romance when I put it in my queue, it is SO much more! And yet the romantic portion of the film was integral and so very well done. I highly recommend!!”

“Never read the book, but if the movie was this good then the book should be sublime. So, I guess I’ll have to fit the book in somewhere. For me the movies works on a number of levels: coming of age and into yourself along with finding out who that might be, figuring out who you really are beyond who you thought you were, and of course, a nice love story. Two love stories actually as you find later a depth to the parent’s relationship that folks can be excused for missing early on. If you aren’t contemplative type and you can’t appreciate that learning is experiential, therefore takes time and well, experiences, then you may not enjoy the movie as much.”

“This really is a wonderful treasure. Thank god for independent movies. It was the perfect movie for me this day as Im feeling the changes of early Fall. Im in Maine and walk everyday a few miles thru woods and ponds and huge river. I think that is when this story snatched me in and I was hooked. Anyhow I loved this great story that just chugged along and got better and better. Also a happy end is something I like. Maybe some people didn’t care for it because they are locked into the city world. I prefer being locked here by father mother nature. Sad so many people so seldom connect back with nature. If you love a story told in a rural area you will like this movie. I really didn’t want it to end. All the actors were right on the mark which really is another reason to watch. I hope you do.”

July 24, 2012

Craziness…..

I can’t stop thinking about the Aurora movie theater shootings.  Not just the extreme sadness caused by such senseless violence, but by the fact some of the movie goers thought the tear gas and shootings were part of the special effects.  Scary stuff when we get so used to violence in movies we don’t know when the real thing is happening.  I’m glad for our wonderful audience which has chosen to take a break from all that and allowed themselves The River Why.  Our director, Matt Leutwyler, wanted the movie to (grow and) flow like a river.  It’s a gift.

For those of you wanting some additional inspiration, check out this clip from my new favorite show, “Newsroom”.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16K6m3Ua2nw&feature=player_embedded

“The first step in solving any problems is recognizing there is one….”

July 6, 2012

The River Why on Showtime

Hi All!

We have more screenings of The River Why coming up on Showtime.  For more info, go to:

http://www.sho.com/sho/movies/titles/138884/the-river-why#/airings/138884/the-river-why

Have a fun weekend!
Kristi

August 31, 2011

The Songs from The River Why

Hi All,

A number of different people have asked me about the songs in The River Why.  We worked with some great musicians.  Austin Wintory and Dominic Miller did the score.

The songs by scene follow:

From Scene Where Gus moves into his cabin:

“Run Like I’m A River”

Music By:  Coby Brown

Performed by:  Coby Brown

Background during Pool scene:

“Daylight”

Music By:  Coby Brown

Performed by:  Coby Brown

Background during Pool scene:

“Madman”

Music by:  Coby Brown

Performed by: Coby Brown

Love Scene with Gus and Eddy

“And Then They Fell”

Music By:  Brian Vander Ark

Performed by:  Brian Vander Ark

Last Song of Movie:

“Run River”

Written and Performed by:   Jon Swift

Song during credit roll:

“Fishin’ Blues”

Music and Lyrics by Henry Thomas

Produced and Arranged By:  Miles Kennedy

Performed By:  Yair Evnine

Enjoy!

August 29, 2011

What I Did On My Summer Vacation:
My heart goes out to everyone on the East Coast impacted by Hurricane Irene.  After screening “The River Why” June 4 at National River Rally, River Network’s annual conclave, we drove from Charleston, SC to Manchester, VT.  Such lush and beautiful country the whole trip.

When I saw Vermont’s swollen rivers on the news today, it made me think about my new friends in Manchester, VT – - especially those at the American Museum of Fly Fishing.  We were back there in early June to attend the opening of “A Graceful Rise: Women in Fly Fishing Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow” .  It is a gorgeous exhibit that honors the key roles women have played in fly-fishing history and how they continue to inspire anglers today.  In attendance:  Joan Wolff, Fanny Krieger, Diana Rudolph, Kathryn Maroun and so many more incredible women.  They included me and “The River Why” in the exhibit.  I keep joking that I’m now old enough to be a museum artifact, but in truth, I am deeply honored to be part of such an amazing group.  The exhibit runs through April 2012, so be sure to check it out.

All good wishes to those still wading through the after effects of the storm.

May 27, 2011

Support Restoring Clean Water Act Protections for Neglected Waters

HI All,

I’ve always wanted “The River Why” to be a part of Active Cinema.  In this case, I hope our film inspires our audiences to take care of the rivers it so beautifully highlights.

I just received an email about Clean Water Act Protections from River Network and think it is important to share.  I always figure if we don’t take action, who will?  Ya can’t just sit around and wait for things to change.  Here’s an opportunity to do something that could make a difference:

Support Restoring Clean Water Act Protections for Neglected Waters


This spring, the U.S. EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers released the Draft Guidance on Identifying Waters Protected by the Clean Water Act. The draft guidance attempts to answer a very critical question — which streams, wetlands and other waters are protected under the Clean Water Act? The guidance attempts to clear up confusion and protection problems following two Supreme Court decisions which muddied the waters on the question of “jurisdiction” or which waters receive Clean Water Act protections from pollution, dredge and fill, and other harmful activities.

This is the first important step to enable the federal government to once again recognize what science and Mother Nature have known for a long time – the waters of the United States are connected.   In their announcement, the Obama Administration recognized that all waters of the U.S. (including critical wetlands, small streams and streams that flow part of the year) must be protected if we are truly going to enforce the Clean Water Act.

This guidance is a very important first step but the American public and more specifically, the thousands of river and watershed groups from around the country who are working hard to protect and restore their home waters, must speak up forcefully in favor of a strong guidance document and strong rules to restore these essential protections.

WHAT YOU CAN DO NOW
Please take action today to speak out in support of the draft guidance.  The guidance is out for public comment for 60 days, so it can still change for the better or for the worse!  Please consider taking two actions:

1) Submit your own comments on the draft guidance.

2) If appropriate, ask the members of your organization to submit comments on the draft guidance – the more voices on this, the better!

The very best comments will include local information about how the issue of Clean Water Act coverage affects people, streams and wetlands in your watershed.  More general talking points for your comments could include one or more of the following:

  • Congress clearly intended to protect these critical water resources when they passed the Clean Water Act nearly 40 years ago.
  • This action taken by the US. EPA and the Army Corps recognizes a simple fact – the waters of the U.S.  are connected and therefore must be protected.
  • Wrongheaded interpretations of two confusing U.S. Supreme Court in the last decade,  have led to the loss of protections for 20 million acres of wetlands and 60% of the stream miles in the United States, effectively gutting much of the intent of the Clean Water Act.
  • Wetlands act as nature’s kidneys, filtering pollutants and also acting as a natural sponge to soak up excess waters during big precipitation events.  Wetland losses make flood events worse, damaging property, endangering lives and impacting myriad business enterprises from agriculture to the recreational tourism industry.
  • Protecting these wetlands and small stream corridors can help to reduce the impacts of floods like those that we are seeing along the Mississippi River (insert your own river/watershed if flooding is occurring in your area) this spring.  Many communities have been able to reduce flooding by restoring wetlands and removing pavement along waterways and river banks. A single acre of wetland can store 1-1.5 million gallons of flood water.
  • According to a report recently issued by the National Wildlife Federation, “The Upper Mississippi River Basin states of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Iowa, and Missouri have each lost 85-90 percent of their wetlands and countless headwater streams.” The report continues,  “Just a 1 percent loss of a watershed’s wetlands can increase total flood volume by almost 7 percent.”

Comments are due July 1, 2011.

Submit your comments to ow-docket@epa.gov and place the Docket Number: Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OW–2011–0409 in your subject line.

(Note: the email address in the Federal Register notice was wrong…this is the correct email! If you prefer to mail a hard copy, see the Federal Register notice at the first link below for the address and instructions.)

thanks,
Kristi

April 1, 2011

“The River Why” at University of Puget Sound April 8; River clean up April 9

There will be a special screening of “The River Why” at Rausch Auditorium at the University of Puget Sound on April 8 at 7 pm.  The event will be preceded at 6 pm by a conversation with the producer, Kristi Denton Cohen (me) , and Todd Ambs, the President of River Network, a national organization whose mission is to empower and unite people and communities to protect and restore rivers and other waters that sustain the health of our country.

On April 9, University of Puget Sound students and other volunteers will be  joining members of the Puget Creek Restoration Society to clean up Puget Creek. Those interested in volunteering are welcome to either meet at the President’s House on the University of Puget Sound campus at 8:40am (in order to walk over), or meet at Puget Creek at 9am. Gear will be provided. Signing up ahead of time (by contacting esample@pugetsound.edu) is preferred, though not necessary.

The students at the University are doing exactly what I hope other viewers of the film will be inspired to do: not only enjoy the film, but follow that up with action to protect the rivers and fish it so beautifully portrays.  April 9 is also my birthday, and this is the best present ever!

March 31, 2011

“The Carp” -1959 Rambler Sport

(Sorry for duplicate post – a couple of tech issues the other day!)

“The Carp” , a 1959 Rambler Sport, 2 door, must move from its present location outside of Portland, Oregon. Our production designer, Tyler Robinson, describes its current state this way:

Basically, the current condition is similar to these but with more dirt, cob-webs and maybe a wasp nest or 2. The kitchen is still installed and all of the major elements are intact but some of the dressing is missing. I still have the back seat for it if someone would like to reinstall it. I should probably mention again that it was running and then was parked for a year or two and I tried to start it a few months ago and it wouldn’t turn over. I’m sure its nothing a mechanic couldn’t take car of without much trouble.
It really is a beautiful car and if I had time and money to fix it and space to store it I would love to get it road worthy but I’m short on a few of those things so
Anyway, somebody will be very lucky to have this thing.

Anyone interested, please contact me! Best offer, please! It’s a collector’s item.

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