St Louis Hosts World Premiere of “Finding the Current”

Eligible for The Guinness Book of World Records’ ‘Longest Solo Canoe or Kayak Journey,’

Aaron Carotta is now searching for fellow adventurers to take the 1st ever commercially guided trip with him this summer.


Thursday, February 8

7 pm

Tivoli Theatre

6350 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, 63130

Q&A with the subject and filmmaker Carotta following the screening. 



Start off 2018 with a message of powerful inspiration and find motivation for your bucket list resolutions! 

What began with 1 paddle, 1 canoe, and 1 person starting at the headwaters of the Missouri River, became a documentary about 233 days and over 5,000 miles paddling to the Atlantic Ocean.  But beating the Guinness Book of World Records’ ‘Longest Solo Canoe or Kayak Journey’ wasn’t what “Adventure Aaron” Carotta became passionate about.  “That was only part of the journey,” Carotta reveals.  “The hundreds of strangers, turned friends, that adopted me along the river daily and connected me to the St Louis area became more important in the bigger picture than any record could portray.”

Carotta finished the journey becoming the first solo canoe to ever accomplish this feat, but more importantly, is now offering the experience to others through his guided trip this summer. “I ended up coming full circle and guiding for Big Muddy Adventures, here in St Louis.

The legends and team here, inspired me to continue on while keeping me grounded and allowing me to ‘re-enter’ into society,” explains Carotta.

Catering to any skill set, his 80-120 day custom trip will be the first commercially guided journey ever done for this length of time on the river.

Starting in Montana and fishing in St. Louis, participants will learn the outdoor skills needed to survive on the largest river in America.

The link between Carotta’s river adventure and his work with came after a trip to Russia to help his friend, Alex Gilbert, find his birth parents.  The trip led to the creation of the non-profit I’m Adopted (the largest online resource for adoptees in New Zealand).  “The journey of helping Americans to this site came full circle as locals adopted me daily off the river, including where I am now planning and guiding on the river with Big Muddy Adventures,” states Carotta.

“That’s finding the current.”

Seats to this World Premiere are limited, so don’t miss your opportunity to meet Adventure Aaron and other experts from the metro area to learn more about the opportunity to book your own bucket list journey with Aaron this summer.

After its debut in St. Louis, “Finding the Current” will begin its trek to theatres around the world, both domestically and internationally.

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