Thursday, February 21, 2013

Where the Rivers Flow North 1994

     Adapted from a novel by Howard Frank Mosher about Kingdom County Vermont in 1927.  Noel Lourdes has a lifetime lease on the property where his cabin is built.  He’s being pressured to sell to a power company constructing the region’s first hydroelectric dam.  Noel is offered a large amount of cash for a man who earns a meager living as a logger and cedar-oil harvester.  Bangor is an Indian woman who lives with him and she encourages him to take the money.
     Noel is one tough guy with a hook in place of one hand.  Bangor, the Indian woman is almost as tough as Noel!!  The times and the country are very harsh and one mistake can cost you everything.  Very slow moving, deliberate and understated with unusual characters but I almost couldn’t finish this film.  3* (This movie is OK)

105 min, Drama directed by Jay Craven with Rip Torn, Tantoo Cardinal, Bill Raymond, Michael J. Fox, John Griesemer, Mark Margolis, Treat Williams.

Note:  Blockbuster 2 ½*, imdb 6.4 out of 10, 100% critic 47% audience on Rotten Tomatoes.

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