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A piercingly poignant then-and-now portrait - so palpable it puts a lump in your throat." -- New York Times
An instant hit at the Sundance Film Festival and nominated for an Independent Spirit Award, THE SAME RIVER TWICE is a rich and warmly insightful mosaic of change, choices and communal living, highly acclaimed as “piercingly poignant” (The New York Times) and “a [four-star] masterpiece! Powerful, compelling and graceful!” (Chicago Reader).
In 1978, award-winning filmmaker Robb Moss and a close-knit group of free-spirited friends and lovers took a month-long trip through the depths of the Grand Canyon; a breathtaking, white-water rafting adventure down the Colorado River. Cutting between footage of their youthful — often naked — live-in-the-moment existences and the complex realities of their adulthood today, the film travels the road from peyote to Prozac, creating a compelling portrait of cultural metamorphosis and the struggle to find one’s place in the world. From running rapids to running for mayor, THE SAME RIVER TWICE is an intimate depiction of those baby-boomers who took the Sixties seriously, and then grew up.
Audio Commentary with Filmmaker Robb Moss; Filmmaker Q&A; Theatrical Trailer; Filmmaker and Crew Biographies; Interactive Menus; Scene Selection
2003 Birmingham Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival: Best Documentary; Nashville Spirit AwardMore Info
"A primer for anyone who cares to better understand the usually unseen cost of America's appetite for cheap labor."
- The New York Times
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