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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

Congratulations to Zach & Kiele from The River Why gang

Filed under: cast — Tags: , , , , , , — KDC @ 2:49 pm

A big congratulations goes out to Zach Gilford (“Gus” in The River Why) and Kiele Sanchez who were married this past weekend in Napa, CA.  They are two really terrific people and one heck of a fun and wonderful couple.  Here’s to many years of happiness and great adventures.

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!

January 11, 2011

Zach Gilford, star of “The River Why” in “Off the Map”

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — KDC @ 8:31 am

HI All,
Watch for Zach’s new series, “Off the Map”, on ABC January 12 at 10 pm. The new drama is about a group of young doctors — “Wonderfalls” favorite Caroline Dhavernas, Mamie Gummer (The Good Wife) and our own Zach Gilford (Friday Night Lights, “The River Why”) — who enlist for work at a medical clinic in the tropics.

Check it out!

November 26, 2010

Great Review from St. Louis International Film Festival

Great Review from  www.wearemoviegeeks.com!

Review by Dana Jung

Using a river as a metaphor for life is nothing new. Many books and films (think A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT) have made use of this strong and compelling image. The winding path of water, sometimes running fast with rapids, other times eddying into quiet pools and lagoons, teaming with a variety of river life, and so on. The potential for symbolism is endless. The new film THE RIVER WHY can safely be added to this long list. Beginning as a slow and thoughtful hodgepodge of philosophical ideas, the movie ultimately becomes a sweet-natured love story.

Zach Gilford (TVs FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS) is Gus, a young man living under the double weight of his father’s minor but overbearing fame as a fisherman & author, and his mother’s constant bickering with his father. When they argue, he says, “it’s not who’s getting the last word, but who’s getting the next word. One day, he decides he’s had enough and leaves to live in his own place by the river, so he can do what he loves: fish. What starts out as an ode to angling, though, soon begins taking detours into the philosophy of religion and life, tossing off lines like, “The way that goes ahead often looks as if it went back.” But after meandering along in its first half like a slow current, this RIVER hits its stride in the second half as the banks narrow, and we even get some rapids (sorry, too much?) as the romance carries the movie to its emotionally satisfying conclusion.

Director Matthew Leutwyler (THE OH IN OHIO, another nice love story driven by offbeat characterization) effectively intercuts the lure and beauty of nature with the fine performances of his excellent cast. Gilford is funny and appealing as the awkward Gus. Veterans William Hurt and Kathleen Quinlan are simply wonderful as his parents, creating memorable characters from small parts that could have easily tipped into caricature. William Devane provides some much-needed humor as a grizzled journalist and fishing enthusiast who befriends Gus. And Amber Heard (literally miles away from her roles in ZOMBIELAND and PINEAPPLE EXPRESS) shines in perhaps the most pivotal role in the film, as the girl of Gus’s dreams. This talented young actress has shown such range in her performances, stardom has to be just around the corner.

Although it may take some patience on the part of the viewer, THE RIVER WHY, like a sunny afternoon spent fishing in a shady pool, will eventually yield its own small rewards.

November 2, 2010

Zach Gilford at Savannah Film Festival

Check out this great article about Zach and “The River Why” at:

http://www.connectsavannah.com/news/article/103061/

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