‘The Important Places’ Will Pull At Your Heart

A father, a son, a river and the passage of time. The Important Places, a film by Forest Woodward and Gnarly Bay, tackles some big themes in a very short space.

The film explores the relationship between a father and son as both men age, using a rafting trip to the Colorado River as the medium for an introspective narrative that pulls at the heart.

Woodward’s sublime imagery and imaginative storytelling reminds us of both the stunning beauty of the natural world and the unflinching hands of time. The evocative narrative will pull you in as Woodward hunts for his personal time machine on the Colorado River.

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Eric Lemke

Eric is a contributing writer based in Bozeman, MT. An avid climber, mountain biker, backpacker, and snowboarder, he earned his degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota - Duluth. When not living the GearJunkie life, he can be found exploring the Montana backcountry.