An abstract montage set to excerpts from Richard Brautigan's Trout Fishing in America. An experiment in adaptation, well composed and nicely shot. A young man finds his way to the river carrying only his fishing pole & gives it a whirl...It's not successful but that's not the point. We're here for the mediation, for the futility even. "The creek poured out like water from a faucet. You had to be a plumber to fish that creek." Cut to: back in the city, on a roof amongst a dreary cityscape, still wielding his pole. "I've had it. I've gone trout fishing now for 7 years and I haven't caught a single trout." Might as well be fishing off the side of a building. Director + editor Matt Burke creates some finely tuned intercut imagery of city vs country, utilizing a bevy of prickly passages from Brautigan's first novel.