Letters Home to Hero Street is an Official Selection at the Muscatine Independent Film Festival and will screen at 6:30pm on Thursday, November 5th at the History and Industry Center, 117 W. 2nd Street in Muscatine, Iowa during the Documentary Block.
The 30-minute documentary was produced by Fourth Wall Films and WQPT-PBS and was recently nominated for a Mid-America Emmy. The film won a Silver Award in the documentary feature category at the Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival.
Letters Home to Hero Street focuses on a young Mexican-American veteran's personal view of World War II as told through the letters sent home to his family in Silvis, Illinois. He becomes one of eight veterans of WWII and the Korean War killed in combat from the same block-and-a half-long neighborhood now called Hero Street, USA.
The film project was awarded a grant from the Illinois Arts Council and stars Reenactments in the film feature Eric Juarez, Maya Chavez, Cindy Ramos and Josh Wielenga, all from the Quad Cities. WQPT’s Chris Ryder was the cinematographer. The film was produced by Kelly and Tammy Rundle and Lora Adams.
For ticket information and the film festival schedule, visit MIFF.
Letters Home to Hero Street is available on DVD at Amazon.com, and in the Quad Cities at The Book Rack, The Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau, and at Porkie’s Restaurant on the corner of Hero Street in Silvis, Illinois.