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Festival Tip! GREENLIT, also playing
at the 2010 Salem Film Festival, was filmed on the set of THE RIVER WHY!

Directed by Matthew leutwyler
United States. 101 minutes
FRI OCT 15 @ 6:30pm | The Grand Theater
MON OCT 18 @ 3:15pm | Salem Cinema

Set on the banks of a wild river and starring William Hurt, Amber Heard, Kathleen Quinlan and Zack Gilford, THE RIVER WHY is the story of 20 year-old Gus Orviston, the Mozart of flyfishing, who leaves his big city home in rebellion from his family to live in a secluded cabin on the banks of a wild river. Based on the iconic coming-of-age fishing novel set in Oregon by James Duncan, director Matthew Leutwyler has crafted a lovely and understated film stunningly shot on the gorgeous Wilson River near Portland. Instead of finding fishing bliss, Orviston's desolation drives him on a reluctant quest for self-discovery. In the process he comes in contact with an assortment of eccentric characters who help him in his journey to adulthood. Most of all, THE RIVER WHY is a love story: the love of a man for the wilderness and for a beautiful woman who comes to share it with him.

Filmography:Road Kill (99), This Space Between Us (99), Dead & Breakfast (04), Unearthed (07), Answers to Nothing (10)


Project Of
Salem Cinema
Allied Video Productions
Salem Film Society
Willamette University Chemeketa Community College CCTV