on the acclaimed novel, The River Why is the story of 20-year-old Gus Orviston
, the Mozart of flyfishing (Zach
Gilford, "Friday Night Lights"), who leaves his big city home in
rebellion from his parents (William Hurt and Kathleen Quinlan) to live in a
secluded cabin on the banks of a wild river and do nothing but fish.
finding fishing bliss, his desolation drives him on a reluctant quest for
In the process, he meets an assortment of eccentric characters
who help him on his journey to adulthood - including a quirky philosopher
(Dallas Roberts), a reporter (William Devane) and a mysterious woman (Amber
Heard) who will change his life forever.
Most of all, The River Why is a love story--The love of a man for the wilderness, and for a beautiful woman who comes to share it with him.
Following its success at several film festivals, including Mill Valley, Dallas, Newport Beach and Ashland (best cinematography award), The River Why was released on Showtime, distributed for home video by Image Entertainment / RLJE and streamed on Netflix.
Artist View Entertainment and 20th Century Fox distribute it on six continents dubbed in five foreign languages.
on Amazon, Vudu, Apple TV,
iTunes, Microsoft, Roku and Tubi and on disk from Netflix.
SOME ONLINE REVIEWS
"A wonderful treasure."
"Wow, What a movie!"
"It's going into my all-time favorite movies! I
will definitely be watching this one over and over again!"
to all involved with the movie, and the
book, for helping my soul find some peace & perspective, at a time when it needed
it most . . . I highly recommend it! "