The Scott County LibraryEldridge Branch kicks off Spring on Monday April 10, 2017 with a special free screening of the award-winning River to River: Iowa's Forgotten Highway 6 by Emmy® nominated documentary filmmakers Kelly and Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films at 6:00 p.m. A fun classic car show featuring beauties from the Big Six River Bend Studebaker Drivers Club will take place in the parking lot prior to the film, beginning at 5:00 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Friends of Eldridge Library and is part of National Library Week.
Inspired by the research and photography of Dave Darby, Executive Director of the Iowa Division of the Route 6 Tourist Association, 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.
“Most travelers are unaware of the many colorful stories from the past around every turn in the road,” said Dave Darby. “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.”
“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.”
The Scott County Library—Eldridge Branch is located at 200 N. 6th Avenue, Eldridge, Iowa. The free classic car show will begin at 5:00 p.m. in the library parking lot, with the free documentary showing at 6:00 p.m., followed by Q&A with filmmakers Kelly and Tammy Rundle.
The one-hour film has been delighting capacity crowds at its showings in towns along Route 6 and beyond. The film has been an official selection at numerous film festivals and received a Mid-America Emmy® nomination for the Rundles. Their documentaries Letters Home to Hero Street (co-produced with WQPT-PBS) and Country School: One Room – One Nation also received nominations.
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 project was endorsed by the national U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association.
Fourth Wall Films is an award-winning independent film and video production company formerly located in Los Angeles, and now based in Moline, Illinois.
The River to River: Iowa's Forgotten Highway 6 DVD can be purchased at http://www.fourthwallfilms.com/dvds.htm.