Due to hazardous winter weather, the February 9th screening of the award-winning crowd-pleaser River to River: Iowa's Forgotten Highway 6 by Emmy® nominated documentary filmmakers Kelly and Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films has been rescheduled for Friday, February 16, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, 1005 Van Hoosen Rd., Rochester Hills, Michigan. Fourth Wall Films and WQPT's Emmy® nominated documentary Letters Home to Hero Street will also show that evening. The event is $5/pp and free to Museum Members.
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. Historic Route 6 was once the longest transcontinental highway in the United States, running from Provincetown, Massachusetts to Long Beach, California.
“Most travelers are unaware of the many colorful stories from the past around every turn in the road,” said Dave Darby, who will appear at the Wilton screening for Q&A. “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 one-hour film has been delighting capacity crowds at its showings and at film festivals. The documentary was an official selection at numerous film festivals and won Best Documentary at the 2016 Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival. River to River: Iowa’s Forgotten Highway 6 is the third 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.
Guests can register by emailing email@example.com or by calling 248-656-4663. The DVD of the award-winning film is available for purchase at https://www.fourthwallfilms.com/dvds.htm.
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.
Fourth Wall Films is an award-winning independent film and video production company formerly located in Los Angeles, and now based in Moline, Illinois.