Emmy® nominated documentary filmmakers Kelly and Tammy Rundle spent three years filming landscapes, town-scapes, historic sites and exploring the stories that line historic Route 6 for their new documentary River to River: Iowa's Forgotten Highway 6. The film will premiere Thursday, September 17, 2015 on the Putnam Museum Giant Screen in Davenport, Iowa and then tour and screen at other venues along Highway 6 from Davenport to Council Bluffs, September 17-29.
River to River: Iowa’s Forgotten Highway 6 guides viewers on a nostalgic classic car journey through yesterday’s soda shops, filling stations, general stores, drive-ins, historic sites and roadside attractions that line Iowa’s U.S. Highway 6.
“With Interstate 80’s near universal use by travelers, Route 6 and the memories that define it have faded from the public’s consciousness,” said director Kelly Rundle of Fourth Wall Films. “The film is a celebration of a journey.”
“Most travelers are unaware of the many colorful stories from the past around every turn in the road,” said producer Tammy Rundle. “Iowa’s portion of the transcontinental Route 6 has a past that includes Bonnie and Clyde, Jesse James, Nancy Drew, Jack Kerouac, the Great Race Across Iowa, and others.”
Showings will continue at film festivals and in art theaters, followed by a national DVD release, and broadcasts on Midwestern PBS stations in 2016.
River to River: Iowa’s Forgotten Highway 6 was funded in part by grants from Humanities Iowa, Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Area and the National Endowment for the Humanities through the documentary’s fiscal sponsor, The Iowa U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association.
The Rundles' Fourth Wall Films is an independent film and video production company. They produced the regional Emmy® nominated documentaries Letters Home to Hero Street (with WQPT-PBS) and Country School: One Room – One Nation; and the award-winning films Lost Nation: The Ioway 1, 2 & 3, and Villisca: Living with a Mystery. For more information, visit Highway6Movie.com
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