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Vermont Author Howard Frank Mosher Honored

Nov 29, 2017 09:51PM ● By Linda Ditch
On December 1, White River Indie Films (WRIF) presents a special Benefit Reception and Screening.

Join the Briggs Opera House December 1, 2017, for a special benefit program honoring the late Howard Frank Mosher, Vermont novelist and inspiration for four features and one short film by filmmaker Jay Craven at the 
Briggs Opera House in White River Junction to honor the late Vermont novelist, Howard Frank Mosher. The author’s work was the inspiration for four features and one short film by filmmaker Jay Craven. The program will include a screening of Where the Rivers Flow North, presented by Craven.

The film, set in 1927, 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 their land. The pair copes with emotional and physical challenges as they struggle with the power company, Vermont’s unforgiving terrain, and each other in an unconventional love story inspired by Mosher’s novel.

Craven wrote, “Rivers was our first feature film––and it remains the most remarkable adventure of my life. The picture has made many friends on the road, and it was a finalist for Critics Week at the 1993 Cannes International Film Festival. The late, great actor Gregory Peck was asked at a Houston, Texas, public event to name his favorite films of all time. He singled out Where the Rivers Flow North for its haunting evocation of a distinctive Vermont time and place––and its ‘remarkable’ performances by Academy-Award nominee Rip Torn and Native American actress Tantoo Cardinal.”


The details of this event include:

A benefit screening and Howard Frank Mosher Tribute with filmmaker Jay Craven at 6:30 pm. The screening takes place at 7:30 pm. Viewers can gather at the Briggs Opera House reception area for light fare from Trail Break Taps and Tacos, and then attend the screening of Where the Rivers Flow North with director Jay Craven.

Norwich Bookstore will be on hand with works by Howard Frank Mosher. The program includes readings and reminiscences from Jay Craven and a postscreening Q&A. The event is a benefit for White River Indie Films and Kingdom Country Productions. The cost to attend is $12.

A benefit reception and screening with filmmaker Jay Craven from 6 to 7 pm. Benefit reception ticket holders can attend an intimate gathering with director Jay Craven at the new White River Junction restaurant Trail Break Taps and Tacos. The reception includes a light meal of crispy tortillas, street tacos and fixings, and homemade churro balls with Mexican dipping sauce, and there will be a cash bar. This event benefits White River Indie Films and Kingdom Country Productions, and the cost to attend is $50.


For more information about this event, as well as to purchase tickets, visit the WRIF website,

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