You can fish all your life never knowing
it's not fish you're after ...
The River Why Poster 2011

Based 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.

Instead of finding fishing bliss, his desolation drives him on a reluctant quest for self-discovery.

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.

"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!"
"Thanks 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! "
"Heartwarming and natural"