I’ve been involved in enough of those frays to say, firsthand, that hanging with that boy, the producer at Confluence Films, can be a lot of fun. There’s never a lack of beverage onhand, nor interesting party guests to commiserate with, and whether he’s celebrating Christmas, a birthday, a friend’s marriage, a friend’s divorce, the release of a new film, or a Friday, Saturday or even a Wednesday night (no glass half-empty attitude with this guy), you’ll have fun in that mix.
That’s why I’m pretty excited to to hit Bozeman tomorrow for the release of Klug’s newest film, Waypoints, which details fly-fishing adventures in Chile, Venezuela, the Seychelles, India and Alaska. I know I’ll be jealous of the traveling and fishing that Klug gets to do, and I’ll likely have to tell him to shut the hell up when he goes on about if for too long, but on the other hand I expect some free beer at the pre-party and that can be the start of a lucrative compensation package he owes me for not being included in the film.
Perhaps it was all my fault from the start, as I did have opportunities to be in the film and flatly refused, not because I wouldn’t have enjoyed it, but because life got in the way—I hear ye’ but you tell two little girls that daddy’s leaving for a month and see how you fair when they start batting those wistful eyes.
Enough on that. The limited-invite pre-party will be a blast, I’m sure, and it’s going to be awesome to see the film’s debut in the Ellen Theater, all with a pack of fish-head friends along for the ride. Here’s the great deal for you—it’s a good bet the film is debuting near you tomorrow night, too. In fact, in typical Klug form, he’s orchestrated said debut to coincide tomorrow night, November 8, across the country and wherever else he jammed his marketing tendrils. This includes 50 or more venues, many centered around fly-fishing bastions, such as Boulder, Juneau, Missoula, Bend, Jackson, Portland, and Seattle.
So, should you be looking forward to this, for more than purely social reasons? I think so. Here’s why.
Just the other day I got an early release copy of the film and have been checking it out when time allows. Seeing the film on my flatscreen is no substitute for seeing it on the big screen, but it gives me enough of an idea to say, Waypoints is definitely worth seeing. Take the scenes from St. Brandon’s Atoll, which is located in the Indian Ocean. If you want to do some dreaming this is the scene to see—big bones, giant trevally, bluefin trevally, Indo-Pacific permit and lots of lesser-known species all make an appearance, tussling with lucky anglers who cast over sand flats and some of the most beautiful turquoise blue waters you’ll ever see. You’re going to wonder if you’ll ever have the chance to throw there and the answer may not be what you want to hear.
You’re not going to feel much better after watching a segment on southeast Alaska steelhead, where a couple dudes get to yard them out at a steady clip, then toil in southeast’s other delights, such as feasting on Dungeness crab and shrimp, or just blowing up icebergs with a magnum pistol so that they can drop 10,000-year old cubes into their evening cocktails.
I’m not going to go further with this. I want you to see this premiere tomorrow without knowing all that’s going to happen. I want you to be stunned and amazed and I think you will be. My only warning: if you’re the jealous type, you’ll feel a little pain watching all these people who aren’t you, having all the fun. Here are some of the details.
Juneau, Alaska Gold Town Nickelodeon Theater Friday, November 8 at 7:00 PM & 9:00 PM Tickets: $12, available at Gold Town Nickelodeon during business hours and day of show, and Alaska Fly Fishing Goods Sponsor: Trout Unlimited, Alaska Program / America’s Salmon Forest / Alaska Fly Fishing Goods Beneficiary: Trout Unlimited, Juneau Chapter / Southeast Regional
Fullerton, CA Starplex Cinemas (La Mirada, CA) Friday, November 8 at 7:00 PM Event Sponsor: Bob Marriott’s Fly Fishing Store (714-525-1827) Event Beneficiary: Southwest Council FFF Ticket Purchase Location: $13 available at the Bob Marriott’s Fly Fishing Store (2700 W Orangethorpe Ave Fullerton, CA)
Los Angeles, CA California State University, Northridge Litte Theatre November 8th at 7:00PM Sponsored by Southwest Council, Federation of Fly Fishers and The Fisherman’s Spot Beneficiary – Southwest Council, FFF and all of its programs including on-going restoration of Silver Creek, CA Trout in the Classroom, Casting for Recovery and Project Healing Waters. Ticket Price – $12.00 “Early Bird” sales, and $15 after October 16th.
Sacramento, CA The Guild Theater (2828 35th St Sacramento, CA 95817) Friday, November 8th at 7:00 PM Event Sponsor: Kiene’s Fly Shop (916-486-9958) Event Beneficiary: Western Native Trout Initiative Ticket Purchase Location: $13 available at the Kiene’s Fly Shop (2654 Marconi Ave Sacramento, CA)
Boulder, Colorado eTown Hall Friday, November 8 at 7:30 PM 1535 Spruce Street Boulder, CO 80302 Pre Show Party At Front Range Anglers 2344 Pearl Street 303.494.1375 4-6pm Tickets available online & at Front Range Anglers with pickup at Front Range Anglers. Event Sponsor: The Greenbacks and Front Range Anglers
Colorado Springs, Colorado Cornerstone Screening Room 825 N Cascade Ave Friday, November 8 at 7:30 PM Cornerstone Arts Center at Colorado College (Corner of Cache La Poudre Avenue and Cascade Avenue) Event Sponsor: The Greenbacks & Colorado College Fly-Fishing Club
Denver, Colorado The Oriental Theater Friday, November 8 at 8:00 PM Event Sponsor: Trouts Fly Fishing Sponsors: Simms, Hatch, Costa, fishpond, F3T, The Drake Magazine Fund Raising Donations: Defend the Colorado Coalition VIP Party: Trouts Fly Fishing, VIP Bus, Tickets $100, manufactures/reps in house, reserved seating in the front of the Theater, raffle items donated by manufactures, Trouts Guide Service After Party: My Other Bar (open to the public) To Purchase Tickets: http://troutsflyfishing.com/store/confluence-films-waypoints-world-premiere
Steamboat Springs, Colorado Colorado Mountain College, Albright Auditorium Friday, November 8 at 7:30 PM 1330 Bob Adams Dr Event Sponsor: The Greenbacks
Cartersville, GA City Cellar & Loft November 8th, doors open at 7:00pm, shows at 7:30pm Tickets available at Cohutta Fishing Company Event Beneficiary: Coosa Valley Chapter & Cohutta Chapter TU
Brunswick, ME Frontier Cafe & Cinema Friday, November 8 Showings at 6pm & 8pm Event sponsor: Fly Fishing in Maine
MONTANA Bozeman, Montana – Confluence’s Hometown Premiere! The Ellen Theatre Friday, November 8 – VIP Show at 8:00 PM Saturday, November 9 – Family Show at 5:00 PM Saturday, November 9 – Late Show at 7:30 PM Tickets are $12, Available at The River’s Edge(Four Corners), The River’s Edge North, Fins & Feathers, Montana Troutfitters, Rockford Coffee, Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures Tickets can also be purchased at the Ellen Theatre Box Office or www.theellentheatre.com
Missoula, Montana Wilma Theatre Friday, November 8 at 7:00 PM Event Sponsor: Grizzly Hackle Fly Shop (406-721-8996) Event Beneficiary: Western Native Trout Initiative Ticket Purchase Location: $13 available at the Grizzly Hackle Fly Shop (215 W Front St Missoula, MT)
Whitefish, Montana Whitefish Moose Lodge 230 West 10th St Friday, November 8 at 7:00 PM, doors open at 6pm Sponsored by: Ravenwood Outdoor Learning Center Tickets $10/person at Genisis Kitchen and Lakestream Outfitters
Big Sky, Montana Lone Peak Cinema 50 Ousel Falls Road Friday, November 8th
Rochester, New York Orvis Rochester 3349 Monroe Ave Friday, November 8th, showtime at 6:30PM
Volcanic Theater Pub
Friday, November 8 at 7:15 PM (doors open at 5:30)
70 SW Century Drive
Bend, OR 97701
Hosted by Wild Steelhead Coalition, Tickets are $14.
4122 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97212
Hosted by The Freshwater Trust
Friday, November 8 at 7:00 PM
Suggested donation of $5.00 at the door benefitting The Freshwater Trust
Corvallis, Oregon Darkside Cinemas 215 SW 4th St Friday, November 8th at 7pm Event Sponsor: Bluebacks Trout Unlimited Chp#196 $10 in advance, $12 for tickets at the door Tickets available at Cascadia Fly Shop- 900 NW Kings Blvd
TEXAS Houston, Texas Wildfish Theater 1703 D Post Oak Blvd. Houston, TX 77056 Phone: 713-993-9981 Friday, November 8 at 7:00 PM Tickets: $15.00 available on-line at www.ticketriver.com Sponsored by: IFLY The Angler’s Edge UTAH Salt Lake City, Utah Brewvies Cinema Pub Friday, November 8 at 7:00 PM Event Sponsor: Fishwest Fly Shop (801-617-1225 Event Beneficiary: Utah Stream Access Coalition Ticket Purchase Location: $13 available at the Fishwest Fly Shop (47 W 10600 S Sandy, UT)
Middlebury, VT Middlebury College, Bicentennial Hall, Rm 216 November 8, 7:30 showtime Hosted By the Middlebury Mountaineer Tickets Available at Middlebury Mountaineer 2 Park St, Middlebury, VT 05753 (802)388-7245 mmvt.com
November 8th at 7:00 PM
153 South Main Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
PROMOTED BY MOSSY CREEK FLY FISHING
Ticket Cost and Purchasing Locations: $10.00 per ticket available at Mossy Creek Fly Fishing, at Clementine’s at the door and online at Ticketriver.com.
Blacksburg, Virginia Virginai Tech Campus November 8th, doors open at 6:30, Showtime 7:00PM Squires Student Union – Room 341/345 Sponsored by New River TU/VT Flyfishing/ RU Flyfishing Contact Jason Williams 540-392-0277
Gig Harbor, Washington
7 Seas Brewing Taproom
3006 Judson St. #110
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Hosted by Gig Harbor Fly Shop
Admission is Free
SIFF Cinema Uptown
511 Queen Anne Avenue North
Tickets are $13 online, $15 day of event
Sponsored by: Wild Steelhead Coalition
Spokane, Washington Northern Quest Resort & Casino 100 N Hayford Rd, Airway Heights Showtime: 6:00PM Tickets are $10 WYOMING Jackson Hole, Wyoming Pink Garter Theatre 50 W Broadway Ave Doors open at 6:30PM, Show at 7:00PM Event sponsor: American Rivers Tickets on sale for $12 at Pink Garter Theatre and at pinkgartertheatre.com
Cheyenne, Wyoming The Historic Atlas Theater Friday November 8, show at 7:00PM 211 W 16th St Event Sponsor: Western Native Trout Initiative, Robin Knox Coordinator Tickets for available online through TicketRiver.com
Evanston, Wyoming Community Center-Main Street Friday November 8, show at 7:00pm, doors open at 6pm Free Admission Sponsored by Upper Bear River Trout Unlimited Chp#567
Calgary, Alberta Cardel Theatre Friday November 08 at 7:00 pm Event Sponsor: Michelle Magotiaux of Bow River Shuttles Event Beneficiary: Canadian Youth National Fly Fishing Team Doors open at 5:30 pm. Please come early for a pre-event social gathering
Johannesburg, South Africa Monte Casino Theater Thursday, November 7 Tickets available from FlyCastaway firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: 011 234 1450
Buenos Aires, Argentina Village Recoleta Cinemas Vivente Lopez 2050 – Buenos Aires, Cap. Federal Tuesday, November 12th at 19:00hs Ticket Cost: $100 Arg. Pesos (Approx. USD $12.00) Purchase Location: Village Recoleta Cinema Sponsored and arranged by Fly Dreamers – Argentina www.flydreamers.com
Western Sweden! Place – ProFly flyfishing shop in Kungsbacka, just south of Gothenburg. Date – Wednesday 27:e November 2013, time 6.30 pm. Hosts – www.FishingImage.com & ProFly Websites: http://www.fishingimage.com http://profly.se