THE STORY OF AN AMERICAN FAMILY.
Concluding an Alamo Ode to Springfield’s Brad Pitt week, Alamo Drafthouse partners with the nonprofit organization James River Basin Partnership for a screening of “A River Runs Through It,” directed by the immeasurable Robert Redford.
The film tells the autobiographical story of two boys, Norman (Craig Sheffer) and Paul (Brad Pitt), growing up in 1920s Missoula, Montana under the watchful eye of their father, a Presbyterian minister. Their mornings are spent in school and religious study, while their afternoons are devoted to fly fishing in the nearby Blackfoot River. At home, however, the family’s stoic emotions hint at trouble to come.
The film chronicles their intertwining and often conflicting lives, focusing on Norman’s point of view, as they grow up in the shadow of their minister father. The men’s love of fly fishing and shared experiences in Montana’s rivers are featured throughout.
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