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Movies@MNH: River to River

Event Details

September 20, 2015 2:00 PM
Location: UI Museum of Natural History
17 N. Clinton St.
Iowa City, 52246
Contact Name: Sarah Horgen
Email: uimnh@uiowa.edu
Phone: 319-335-0606
Website: http://mnh.uiowa.edu/events/moviesmnh-river-river

Event Description

What do Bonnie & Clyde, Jesse James, Nancy Drew and Jack Kerouac have in common?  U.S. Route 6 in Iowa takes two-lane motorists from Davenport on the Mississippi to Council Bluffs on the Missouri.  Built in one day by 10,000 farmers and businesses across the state, Iowa’s Route 6 is part of the second longest transcontinental highway in America.  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, and roadside attractions.  Experience the sights and sounds, the people and the places that the four-lanes have forgotten…before they are gone forever.

River to River is a documentary from award-winning filmmakers Kelly & Tammy Rundle inspired by the Highway 6 research and photography of David W. Darby.

Special Q&A with the filmmakers and other participants will follow the screening