Where the Rivers Flow North

Where the Rivers Flow North

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“Breathtakingly beautiful.”

—Bob Mondello, National Public Radio

"Tantoo Cardinal gives Bangor a freshness rarely seen on screen. She is so tough and blunt that when she begins to cry about the children she never had it becomes clear that emotion has been a luxury in her hardscrabble life."

—Caryn James, The New York Times

"Where the Rivers Flow North affords Rip Torn with one of the best roles of his screen career and Native Canadian actress Tantoo Cardinal an equally fine opportunity to shine in this modest, beautiful, deeply felt film about a strong man who finally cannot bring himself to accept the inevitability of change. The film is an evocative, painstaking piece enhanced stunningly by a spare, pulsating score by the Horse Flies."

—Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times

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A film by Jay Craven (1994)
Based on the novel by Howard Frank Mosher
Starring Rip Torn, Tantoo Cardinal, Michael J. Fox, Bill Raymond

Set in 1927, WHERE THE RIVERS FLOW NORTH tells the story of an old Vermont logger and his Native American mate, 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.



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