Land of Little Rivers Directed
Aaron Weisblatt USA / 2019 / 93 minutes World Premiere
Times and Venues:
WOODSTOCK Bearsville Theater
Q&A Attendees *subject to change: Aaron Weisblatt, Bruce Concors
Nestled amongst the mountains and valleys of upstate New York lies the Delaware river system, a network of waterways prized by dry fly fishing enthusiasts for its challenges and remoteness. Catching the wild trout that call these waters home is no easy feat, making the fishermen who hunt them all the more passionate about their craft. Filmmaker Aaron Weisblatt’s documentary explores the annals of these angler’s obsession, from the art of casting the perfect line to the sport’s origins as a secretive art known to a select group of local fishing families. Contrary to dry fly fishing’s clandestine beginnings, each man and woman who lines the banks of the Delaware’s watershed is eager to share their carefully honed skills with rookies and veterans alike. Along with its sweeping beauty, Land of Little Rivers provides a charming glimpse into a subculture where unique personalities are as likely to amass as the fish they relentlessly pursue. — Avery Davenport
BIO: Aaron Weisblatt has cut a wide swath in the film and television industry, working as an editor, sound editor, cameraman, producer, director, and writer. His film credits include Sam, nominated for an Academy Award; co-produced the critically acclaimed BBC documentary Feast of Death; produced and directed an award-winning feature documentary, Between Two Worlds, which won numerous awards on the film festival circuit. He was a picture editor on History Channel's 10-part award-winning series, WWII in HD and a cameraman on the first season of A&E's Tattoo Highway as well as an episode of Intervention.
He has produced non-scripted reality/docu-soaps, Heller on Wheels, Woodstock Loggers and co-produced a series pilot called American Turbo with the producer of Orange County Choppers. Additionally, Aaron produced concert footage of some of the last historic concerts at Levon Helm’s Midnight Ramble. He has also worked on the documentaries Evocateur, Disturbing the Universe and Earth Days. Now that he as finished Land of Little Rivers, he is busy developing feature film stories from his screenplays.
Cast/Featuring: Robert Lewis, Rachel Finn, Dave Brandt, Ben RInker, Mike Canazon
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