Apparently a labor of love by independent director Jay Craven, WHERE THE RIVERS FLOW NORTH is an earnest but overfamiliar tale of a hard-bitten Vermonter determined to hold on to his land at any cost.
Rural Vermont, 1927. Gruff, individualistic Noel Lord (Rip Torn) ekes out a living making cedar oil with his native American housekeeper-lover, Bangor (Tantoo Cardinal). But a hydroelectric dam is under construction down river; when it's completed, Lord's small tract will be completely
submerged. Meanwhile, the power company needs Lord to shut down his small dam so workers can dry the area and pour concrete. When company flunky Wayne Quinn (Bill Raymond) offers L...