Raven Fork Reviews

"I do my own stunts."
-Glenn LaPlante

"Raven Fork is a ground breaking film."
-Virginia Marshall, Rapid Magazine

"..a new and different whitewater film experience."
-Kayak Session Magazine

"No paddling porn here!"
-Graham Averill,
Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine

"Goes beyond kayak highlight reels or documentaries.."

-JC, Canoe&Kayak Magazine

"...could prove to be the next Deliverance."

-John Grace, LVM Magazine

Cranky Hanke's Mountain Express Raven Fork film review.

Raven Fork (NR)
Ken Hanke | 06/16/2010
Genre: Whitewater Action Drama
Directed by: Thomas W. Oliver
Starring: Glenn LaPlante, Frank Jordan, Suzanne Warren, Eammon Mccullogh, Bryce Evans

Thomas W. Oliver’s Raven Fork, a local production, makes its debut this week. It’s the kind of film that will appeal much more strongly to aficionados of the sport at its core—whitewater kayaking—than it will to the uninitiated. This doesn’t mean that it has no appeal outside that core group, however. Far from it. Whether you go in for this sort of activity or if you—like I—think cross-country sitting is quite strenuous enough, there’s an appeal to the sheer beauty of the kayaking scenes. Better yet, Oliver has a terrific eye for composition and nearly every shot—at least the exteriors—is gauged for maximum visual impact.

Raven Fork is ultimately a niche film. There’s no doubt of that and there’s nothing wrong with that. But as I say, it has merits that crossover into more general interest, mostly through the film’s visuals. But the story also has a fairly broad appeal, since tales of friendship, loss, redemption and the need for closure are universal. It’s also an important new look into the Asheville filmmaking scene. Thomas Oliver is a very promising voice on that scene. His film is worth catching and his progress worth following.

LVM Podcast - Raven Fork: A discussion with Thomas Oliver and Glenn LaPlante

You can hear Glenn LaPlante and Thomas Oliver discuss Raven Fork the Movie with John Grace in this LVM podcast.

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Raven Fork Cast & Crew Premiere - June 17th

What: Raven Fork Feature Film Cast and Crew Premiere.

When: June 17th 2010
Doors open at 7pm
$5 cash at the door.

Where: Fine Arts Theatre
Downtown Asheville, NC.

36 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801