Riverrun (1968)


A young unmarried couple leave the politically turbulent Berkeley behind for a life in the country. Finding a place in sheep country, the couple awaits the birth of their first child as they revel in bucolic splendor. The tensions of city life are left behind as things progress towards the anticipated due date. The couple wishes to have a natural childbirth and are comforted that the expectant father is a pre-med student with some knowledge of the upcoming situation. Things go along smoothly until the expectant mother’s father returns after years of being a sailor.

Director: John Korty.
Writers: John Korty, Bill Brammer (additional dialogue).
Stars: Louise Ober, John McLiam, Mark Jenkins, Orion DeWinter, George Hellyer Jr., Laura Kwong, Joe Miksak, Josephine Nichols, Stefanie Priest, Esther Sutherland.

Cinematographer: John Korty.
Composer: Peter Berg, Richard Greene.


Many thanks to Daniel for sending me a copy of this film and for fixing the audio sync issues, playback is a bit jerky but it’s totally watchable.

RIP John Korty (1936-2022)

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  1. Jonathan Shapiro
    July 2, 2022

    John Korty had an incredible career. Thank you for this

  2. Nick
    July 3, 2022

    Thanks very much for this John Korty who sadly died only a few months ago, also The Crazy-Quilt is excellent too. Maybe that one is around too?? Cheers & best & than for the great site again Best, Nick

  3. August 28, 2022

    I cannot thank you enough for making this criminally difficult to locate film available as I’ve been searching for it for years. And the film did not disappoint; what a sublime tribute to the rhythms of life and death.

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