The River Movie Premiere Packet,1985

KC Manuscript Collection 565

Title: The River Movie Premiere Packet
Collection Number: Kingsport Community Manuscript Collection (KCMC) 565
Physical Description: 1 folder
Repository: Archives of the City of Kingsport

Provenance: The River Movie Premiere Packet was donated by Margaret Moore in 2014.
Access/Restrictions: There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.
Processed by: This collection was processed by Brianne Wright and opened for research in November 2014

This collection should be cited as:
The River Movie Premier Packet, 1985. KC Manuscript Collection 565, Archives of the City of Kingsport, Tennessee.


The River is a 1984 film that tells the story of a struggling farm family in the Tennessee valley trying to keep its farm from going in the face of bank foreclosures, floods, and other hard times. The father faces the dilemma of having to work as a strikebreaker in a steel mill to keep his family farm from foreclosure. The film was based on the true story of farmers who unknowingly took the jobs as strikebreakers at a steel mill after their crops had been destroyed by rain. The collection contains promotional materials from the Kingsport premiere of The River. The River marked the first nationally released movie to premiere in Kingsport. The collection contains a proclamation for Kingsport Premiere Day, tickets, and a program from the premiere held at Eastman Employee Center.