By Kirk Deeter
Over the past few weeks, Tim Romano has talked up the premiere of the latest movie from Confluence Films, "Waypoints." The film was shown for the first time at benefit events throughout the world on November 8 (including some put on by Romano and his Greenbacks cohorts that raised more than $10,000 for restoring flood-damaged Front Range rivers). I was fortunate to attend a screening with the filmmakers, Jim Klug and Chris Patterson, in Bozeman, Montana.
I generally like fly-fishing films. I think they're good for the sport. I think they get people thinking about fly fishing, and conservation, and wild places. But to be completely honest, I think a lot of the short form stuff pretty much amounts to rolling grip-n-grin photography. Which is fine, because I like looking at colorful fish as much as any angler. But as a writer, I can't help but reserve a deeper level of appreciation for quality words that capture the essence of not only the action, but also the culture. I like them wrapped in themes, and I like them to have substance. Most of all I like them to inspire.