Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The River Why - Making the Rounds

The Trout Buddha is a bit late to this discussion but many a fish blog this week are discussing the premiere of The River Why. It is making the rounds through several film festivals this month. It will be shown in Ashland Oregon this Friday as a special preview and "thank you" showing followed by the world premiere next week in Dallas. Future stops are scheduled for Athens Ohio and the. I hope they have some success and can secure distribution. As a lover of this book I am curious to see it on the big screen. The dispute and difficult history of the film adaptation of David James Duncan's wonderful book was discussed on this site (and many others) last March. The subsequent out of court settlement will prevent Duncan's name being associated with the project. Too bad because he deserves a greater reading audience (e.g. The Brothers K is equally amazing). Fly fishing - like everything else these days - could use an economic boost. A lovely film with a beautiful young lead actress might just be the ticket. Increased spending on the sport equals increased monies for fisheries and habitat work. What ever it takes.

Tight lines Amigos
I'll see you at the movies (or maybe on the stream)
Trout Buddha

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