Return from Desolation

Justin W. Clifton | 2017 | 12 min.

2018 Official Selection

For Garrett Eaton, a remote and rugged section of the Green River called Desolation Canyon is more than a river; it is a place where he finds peace — and a place that brought him back from the brink to reclaim a life he almost lost. At his core, Garrett is a river guide, but his story doesn’t start here.

Returning to the wild rivers and canyonlands of his youth, Garrett found true freedom — and fought his way back from the depths of addiction and despair. With each pull of the oars, Garrett reclaimed his faith, his sobriety and most importantly — his family.

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May 29, 2020 Sudbury OT (postponed) Dynamic Earth
May 28, 2020 Sudbury OT (postponed) Dynamic Earth
February 1, 2020 Sandpoint ID Heartwood Center
November 2, 2019 Las Vegas NV Zappos Campus
August 3, 2019 Columbus GA (Saturday Evening) Columbus State Riverside Theatre
April 17, 2019 Lacey WA Worthington Conference Center
March 30, 2019 Red Bluff CA The State Theatre
January 11, 2019 Huntsville AL Straight to Ale Brewing
November 29, 2018 Portland OR Hollywood Theatre
November 11, 2018 Kernville CA Mountain River and Adventures Outdoor Ampitheater
November 10, 2018 Kimberley BC McKim Theatre
November 9, 2018 Reno NV Whitney Peak Hotel
November 9, 2018 Montgomery AL Aubunr University at Montgomery
November 2, 2018 Klamath Falls OR Favell Museum
October 26, 2018 Loveland OH Loveland Canoe & Kayak
October 25, 2018 Ketchum ID The Lime Light Hotel
October 21, 2018 Birmingham AL Red Mountain Theatre Company Cabaret Theatre
October 20, 2018 Las Vegas NV Zappos Campus
October 18, 2018 Pocatello ID Idaho State University
October 10, 2018 Las Vegas NV Zappos Campus
September 29, 2018 Golden BC Golden Civic Centre
September 27, 2018 Overland Park KS Glenwood Arts Theater
September 23, 2018 Kansas City MO Kansas City Zoo
June 28, 2018 Kenedy TX Kenedy City Hall
June 12, 2018 San Antonio TX Santikos Palladium
June 1, 2018 Sudbury OT Dynamic Earth
May 11, 2018 Jackson WY Pink Garter Theatre
April 21, 2018 Palm Desert CA UCR Palm Desert Center
April 18, 2018 Edwards CO Riverwalk Theatre
March 28, 2018 Concord MA Fine Arts Theatre Place
March 17, 2018 Auburn CA State Theater
March 15, 2018 Aspen CO Wheeler Opera House
March 10, 2018 Sierra Madre CA Sierra Madre City Hall
March 8, 2018 Santa Monica CA Monica Film Center
March 8, 2018 Pittsburgh PA Eddy Theater @ Chatham University
February 22, 2018 West Chester PA Chester County Historical Society