Corazón, from filmmaker R.A. Beattie, starts with Mike Dawes telling the story of donating half his liver to save his father’s life. But mostly it's about Mike’s friend—well-known Mexican flats guide Sandflea—a man whose physical heart is damaged, but whose symbolic heart is flawless. Through Mike and Sandflea, we get a glimpse into the best parts of friendship: generosity, compassion, humor, ball-busting, and shared joy. It’s a narrative reminder that people, not fish, draw us to flyfishing culture. And if all that sounds like sappy BS to you, you should watch it for the slow-motion tarpon eats on surface flies.
Corazón is one of several new films headlining the 2017 Fly Fishing Film Tour.