For the past 30 years,DEAD RIVER ROUGH CUT has had the power to charm, offend and mesmerize anyone fortunate enough to see it.
Here for the first time, filmakers Richard Searls and Stu Silverstein present the film in its entirety as they originally intended it to be seen. Digitally remastered with almost 15 minutes of never-seen footage, this version also offers some surprise bonus segments which included both interviews with Bob Wagg near the end of his life and with the filmmakers.
Covering a period of four seasons in the remote backwoods of Maine, DEAD RIVER ROUGH CUT presents a revealing look at the lives of Walter Lane and Bob Wagg. They live and work in the woods, cutting trees, trapping beaver, and accepting isolation for the independence it affords them. They share their reflections about friendship, women, money, the lone life and death. Amusing, insightful, sometimes outrageous, their observations and stories pull few punches in this beautifully restored new version of a Maine classic.67 minutes, color, 1976. DVD.