"Life is multi-layered and there's no way
I could do my life justice in one pat answer." River Phoenix
|O riginal interviews|
|B iographical Information||C omments and Feedback|
|F ilmography||P oetry Page|
|M usicography / sound files||A rt Page|
|R iver's Siblings||M agazine Articles|
|B ios and docs||R elated Websites|
|T ributes (songs, books, etc...)||A Memorial for River?|
January 20, 2013 : great news! Dark Blood will be screened mid-February at the Berlinale, Germany's famous film festival.
It will also have its first US screening at the Miami Film Festival in March.
I added scans of an article in French about Dark Blood, published in July 2012, on the articles page.
I also did an interview of French director Kevin Robic, who made a short movie about River Phoenix (see the Bios & Doc Page).
October 31, 2012 : thanks to George and Anouik Sluizer, I was able to see Dark Blood at the Netherlands Film Festival. Find a report on the event here.
Consequently, I added a lot of information about the movie (review, pictures, articles...) on its dedicated page.
I added a page about the documentary about George Sluizer "Filming Beyond Boundaries", also shown at the festival.
I also added a long article published in Entertainment Weekly about Dark Blood and River on the articles page.
Last but not least, George Sluizer also kindly granted me an interview for the website. Many thanks to him and his daughter for that.
August 23, 2012 : DARK BLOOD has been completed.
It will be shown on September 27, 2012 at the Netherlands Film Festival for a special guest screening.
George Sluizer is looking for a distributor, but as of today, there is no release announced.
A new scan article has been added on the articles page, as well as a new poem and a new comment.
June 18, 2012 : FAN HELP NEEDED TO FINISH DARK BLOOD!
George Sluizer talked last year about wanting to complete Dark Blood. He's now planning to show it at the Dutch Film Festival in September 2012, in Utrecht (Netherlands). Since he couldn't find enough sponsors to complete the movie, he turned to a crowd-funding website, dedicated to movie projects in Netherlands, Cinecrowd. He needs 15 000 Eur to finance the music and editing of the movie, and we're already above 10 000 Eur, so 2/3 are done already. The principle is simple :
1) you send money and get a receipt (they have a Paypal account for international )
2) if the global amount is met, depending on how much you gave, you will get rewards (here for example, for a contribution of 50 Eur, you get a limited edition DVD in addition to a few treats, so this may be your only chance to see that movie. For 300 Eur, you get 2 tickets to see the movie at the Dutch Film Festival)
3) if the global amount is not met, you get refunded.
So there's zero risk and you choose how much you want to contribute. SEE HOW YOU CAN HELP HERE.
October 31, 2011 : New scan article has been added on the articles page.
March 31, 2011 : I split biographies and documentaries about River on a distinct page, separate from the Tributes page, as there are now a lot of bios and tributes as well. It's especially for the release of James Franco's two experimental movies made with the rushes from My Own Private Idaho, "Endless Idaho" and "My Own Private River", that you can still see at the Gagosian Gallery in Los Angeles until April 9, 2011, if you're lucky! Also, new contributions have been added to the fan-feedback pages : Comments page, Art page, Poetry page, and the Memorial.
October 31, 2008 : Two new article scans have been added on the articles page, and new contributions have been added to the fan-feedback pages : Comments page, Art page, Poetry page, and the Memorial.
August 23, 2007 : New small article scans have been added on the articles page, a few things have been added to the Tributes page, including a detailed review of a new documentary about River ("Last 24"), and new contributions have been added to the Comments page, Art page, and the Poetry page.
October 31, 2006 : New article scans have been added on the articles page, info on a "new" (to this site) song and a short movie have been added on the Tributes page, and new contributions have been added to the Comments page, Art page, and the Poetry page.
August 23, 2006 : New contributions have been added to the
Comments page, Poetry page, and Memorial.
. A new (brief) article scans can be found on the articles page.
August 23, 2005 : New contributions have been added to the
Comments page, Art, and Memorial.
A new typed articles and 3 articles scans can be found on the articles page, as well as lyrics and more info on the tribute song written about River by The Weird.
May 27, 2005 : another long hiatus, sorry. New contributions have been added to the
Comments page, Art, Memorial and Poetry Page.
New websites have been listed.
A new category of Articles Scans can be found on the articles page, thanks to Ellen.
Also please note that the former mirror site at http://www.chez.com/aleka/ will NO LONGER BE UPDATED due to technical problems. Please check here for upates.
July 30, 2004 : sorry for the delay, but I've had a rather busy year. And unfortunately I won't be around the computer to make the traditional updates on August 23 and October 31. Depending on the input and my schedule, I may make one later this year.
New contributions have been added to the Comments page, Art, Memorial and Poetry Page.
October 31, 2003 : new contributions have been added to the Comments page and Memorial. Two new articles have been added.
August 23, 2003 : many new contributions have been added to the Comments page, Art, Memorial and Poetry Page. With Ellen's generous agreement, I've made available in HTML format the articles that she has on her site "My River Phoenix Collection" and that weren't in my Magazine Articles page.
March 13, 2003 : new contributions have been added to the Comments page, Memorial and Poetry Page. I also updated the Siblings page. New pictures have been added to the Indiana Jones page.
The new official location is http://www.aleka.org/ (and that should really be the last change of URL, I promise).
October 31, 2002 : a new comment has been added, the Tributes page has been updated (a short story about River's death was published in French, also added a few info on the Biography documentary broadcasted this year). The Websites page has also been completed with a lot of new sites.
August 23, 2002 : two new poems and a new
comment have been added.
Also please note that the mailing-list Across The Way has moved to a new home : check it at
If you experience any trouble -files not found or such-, please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This site is listed in the 1998 Fan Link Directory by the Network For Entertainment Fans. Thanks!
The River Phoenix Pages have been rated among the top 5% of all websites on the Internet by Point. Thankyou!
Flix magazine in Japan has chosen The River Phoenix Pages as a "Flix Cool Site" in August 1996. Thanks!
Created August 20th, 1995 by Tim Propert
Maintained from June 14th, 1996 to September 1997 by Richard Ross
Maintained since September 29th, 1997 by Kats - comments welcome!