Award-winning filmmaker Jay Craven will present a special tribute to Vermont writer, Howard Frank Mosher, who passed away unexpectedly in late January. Craven has made five “Vermont Westerns" during his 28-year collaboration with Mosher. He will present a 20-minute talk, “My Life, So Far, With Howard,” in which Craven will detail his often-daunting exploits, making the films, and his always-humorous experiences, working with Mosher. And he will explore what it was, personally and artistically, that kept him coming back for more.
Following his talk, Craven will present a 25th anniversary screening of his film, Where the Rivers Flow North, starring Academy Award nominee, Rip Torn, Native American actress, Tantoo Cardinal (Dances with Wolves, Legends of the Fall), and Michael J. Fox. Set in 1927 Vermont, Rivers tells the story of an old Vermont logger and his Native American mate 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 relationship. Festivals include Sundance, Vienna, and Vancouver. Special screenings include The Smithsonian, Lincoln Center, and the Harvard Film Archive. Rivers was one of three U.S. finalists for Critics Week at the Cannes Film Festival.
This will be a ticketed event with 100% of the proceeds to preserve and digitize the Mosher films and prepare study materials for schools and communities.
To purchase an adult ticket to support Mosher's commitment to schools and communities click here.
To encourage student participation in this event, 18 years and under are free. To reserve a free seat for your student click here.
This tour is being sponsored by Vermont Public Radio.
“A freshness rarely seen on screen.” – Caryn James, NY Times
“Powerful and unconventional.” – Geoff Gilmore, director, Sundance Film Festival
“The performances are remarkable.” — Gregory Peck
To learn more about our dear friend Howard Frank Mosher click here.