By Betty Vanderwielen

The Blackfoot River Ran Through It


September 14, 2017

Betty Vanderwielen, Pathfinder

Actor Tom Skerritt who played Reverend Maclean in the movie "A River Runs Through It" discussed his participation in the film project and his reflections on it 25 years later.

SEELEY LAKE – After two years of planning and organizing, the In the Footsteps of Norman Maclean Festival finally came to fruition Sept. 8-10. Sponsored by Alpine Artisans, Inc. (AAI) and spearheaded by AAI Program Director Jenny Rohrer, the event encompassed literature, fly fishing, pollution, wine tasting, fire, geology, breakfast, the United States Forest Service, a gala dinner, stories and memories. The theme running through it all was the Blackfoot River.

In 2015, the Maclean Festival highlighted Norman Maclean's novella "A River Runs Through It." The 2017 Festival highlighted the 25...

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