March 2017 marks the 10 year anniversary of documentary filmmakers Kelly and Tammy Rundle’s move from Los Angeles to the Quad Cities. Ten films and three Mid-America Emmy® nominations later, their new documentary The Barn Raisers will have its broadcast premiere on WQPT-PBS on Sunday, March 26 at 9:00 p.m. followed by a special broadcast of their Emmy® nominated River to River: Iowa's Forgotten Highway 6 at 10:00 p.m.
The film is also set to screen at the Scott County Library-Eldridge, 200 N 6th Ave, Eldridge, IA on Monday, April 10 at 6:00 p.m. The Rundles will take part in Q&A following the FREE screening.
“This is a great way to celebrate ten wonderful years in the Quad Cities,” said Tammy Rundle. “We are always grateful and honored to have our broadcast premieres on WQPT-PBS.”
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.. 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.
“We have come full circle,” Tammy said. “To have our documentary films airing and screening in the Quad Cities as we celebrate our ten-year anniversary seems fitting.”
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 are the producers of the regional Emmy® nominated historical documentaries Country School: One Room – One Nation, River to River: Iowa’s Forgotten Highway 6, and Letters Home to Hero Street (co-produced with WQPT-PBS).