Your Rivers Need You

Jim Pattiz, Will Pattiz, Joe Bowen | 2018 | 6 min.

2019 Official Selection

The Red River in Kentucky was slated to be dammed in the early 60s and young landowner Joe Bowen supported it. He even gave the speech in favor of the dam against Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas and the Sierra Club.

Not anymore. “In 75 years of living, I’ve changed my attitude about this wild river. The river is ours. So if it’s ours, then it’s also our responsibility. I want my great-grandchildren to see what I have seen.” In 1993, the Red River received Wild & Scenic River Designation. Watch Your Rivers Need You for the story of Joe Bowen and the magic of the Red River, in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act.

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December 6, 2020 East Lansing MI (Live Virtual Event)
September 19, 2020 Monkton MD (Live Virtual Event)
August 22, 2020 Elizabethtown KY (Live Virtual Event)
August 20, 2020 Carrboro NC (Live Virtual Event)
July 23, 2020 St. Louis MO (Live Virtual Event)
February 29, 2020 Oroville CA State Theater
January 25, 2020 Gainesville FL Swamp Head Brewery
January 18, 2020 Prescott AZ Elks Theatre
January 11, 2020 Breckenridge CO Riverwalk Center
January 11, 2020 Camp Verde AZ Philip England Center for the Performing Arts
November 30, 2019 Jay VT Jay Peak Resort
November 5, 2019 Nashville TN Belcourt Theatre
October 26, 2019 Chico CA Sierra Nevada Brewery
October 20, 2019 Birmingham AL Sidewalk Cinema
October 12, 2019 Riverside CA Fox Performing Arts Center
September 29, 2019 Mobile AL
September 26, 2019 Miles City MT Montana Theater
September 26, 2019 Gardiner MT Gardiner HS
September 21, 2019 Billings MT Babcock Theater
September 7, 2019 Hackettstown NJ Centenary University
August 29, 2019 Vintage Park TX Star Cinema Grill
August 17, 2019 Ellsworth ME Knowlton Park
August 3, 2019 Columbus GA (Saturday Late Afternoon) Columbus State Riverside Theatre
June 28, 2019 Silver City NM Light Hall Theatre - Western New Mexico University
June 27, 2019 Goliad TX Goliad County Senior Citizens Center
June 18, 2019 San Antonio TX Santikos Palladium
June 14, 2019 Callicoon NY Callicoon Theater
June 8, 2019 Cincinnati OH Winton Center at Great Parks of Hamilton County
May 19, 2019 Peninsula OH Happy Days Lodge
May 11, 2019 Gainesville GA Brenau Downtown Center
April 25, 2019 Green Bay WI Backstage @ the Meyer
April 24, 2019 Edwards CO Riverwalk Theatre
April 22, 2019 Bellingham WA Mt. Baker Theatre
April 19, 2019 John Day OR Old BMAHS John Day
April 13, 2019 Carlisle PA Morgan Field Dickinson College
April 11, 2019 Mills River NC Sierra Nevada Brewery High Gravity Room
April 5, 2019 Louisville KY GHEENS Foundation lodge
March 30, 2019 Red Bluff CA The State Theatre
March 29, 2019 Concord NH Red River Theatres
March 20, 2019 Madison WI Barrymore Theater
March 1, 2019 Chewelah WA Quartzite Brewery
February 28, 2019 Colville WA Alpine Theatre
February 21, 2019 West Chester PA Chester County Historical Society