Before Robert Hawkins moved to Minnesota, before he bought the oldest fly shop in the Twin Cities, he was a fly-fishing guide with years of experience fishing in Montana and Alaska.
He had also recently starred in a movie about floating down the length of the longest undammed river in the Lower 48: the famous and beloved Yellowstone. Directed by adventure filmmaker Hunter Weeks, the 30-day trip and the film explored the complex relationship people have with the river. And a little fly fishing, too.
“This is a story about life on one of our greatest, most-preserved rivers. It explores some serious conservation issues along with great fishing, but ultimately is about each of our lives and the impact we make while we’re here,” said Weeks.
Now, Where The Yellowstone Goes is coming to the banks of Minnesota and Wisconsin’s own beloved river: the St. Croix. The St. Croix River Association (in partnership with St. Croix 360 and Bob Mitchell’s Fly Shop) is presenting Where The Yellowstone Goes at the Water Street Inn in Stillwater on Thursday, May 7th at 7 p.m. The showing will be followed by a discussion with Robert Hawkins about the trip, the river, and the film.
Tickets are $8 in advance of $10 at the door. There will be a cash bar and lots of time to talk with fellow river fans. All proceeds will go to benefit the St. Croix River Association’s work in our own watershed. Buy your tickets here.
Watch the trailer: