WHERE THE YELLOWSTONE GOES (Hunter Weeks, 2012, 88 min.)
Where the Yellowstone Goes follows a 30-day drift boat journey down the longest "undammed" river in the lower 48. Intimate portraits of locals in both booming cities and dusty, dwindling towns along the Yellowstone River, illustrate the history and controversies surrounding this enigmatic watershed leading to questions about its future. Connect with colorful characters, get lost in the hypnotic cast of a fly rod, and experience silhouetted moments of fireside stories on this heartfelt river adventure.
From the Gateway to Yellowstone National Park in Gardiner, Montana to the confluence of the Missouri River at historic Fort Buford, North Dakota, two boats drifted north on the freestone waters of the Yellowstone River. Led by fly fishing guide and 4th generation Montanan, Robert Hawkins, the small crew experiences a soul searching and inspirational journey down the longest free flowing river in the contiguous United States. The crew eases into life amongst the peaceful sounds of a massive water flow, flanked on each side by rugged mountains, plains full of big game, and an unending sky showcasing bald eagles and osprey.
Director Hunter Weeks (10 MPH, Ride the Divide) presents a thoughtful exploration of life on America's great undammed river, the Yellowstone. With Montana's captivating scenery at the forefront, Where the Yellowstone Goes takes a closer look at the impact people have on each other and on our environment.
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