Produced by Bess O’Brien and Jay Craven
Starring: Rip Torn, Tantoo Cardinal, Bill Raymond, Michael J. Fox, and Treat Williams
Based on the novel by Howard Frank Mosher
– Bob Mondello, National Public Radio
Set in 1927, Where the Rivers Flow North tells the story of an old Vermont logger (Rip Torn as Noel Lourdes) and his Native American mate (Tantoo Cardinal as Bangor) who face the extinction of their way of life, when the building of a giant hydro dam threatens to 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 each other in this frontier film and unconventional love story.