US Route 6 is the longest contiguous transcontinental route in the USA. Running from Provincetown, MA to Bishop, CA (and before 1964 to Long Beach, CA), Route 6 goes through 14 states. This is your guide along all of its original 3,652 miles. From Revolutionary War sites to pioneer settlements and western mining towns, Route 6 offers an in-depth lesson in US History, charms of yesteryear and comforts of modern times.
Iowa's Historic US Route 6 Featured in New Documentary by Emmy-nominated Filmmakers
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.
River to River: Iowa's Forgotten Highway 6 producers Kelly & Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films.
Emmy ® nominated documentary filmmakers Kelly and Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films are excited to hit the road with their new documentary River to River: Iowa's Forgotten Highway 6 starting with a grand premiere event at the Putnam Museum's Giant Screen in Davenport, Iowa on September 17th at 7:00 p.m.
"We could not be more thrilled about premiering the film at the Putnam," said producer Tammy Rundle. "The museum is a treasure to the Quad Cities and the documentary is very much about seeking out the treasures in communities along Historic Route 6. It is among our favorite places to explore and to bring guests who are visiting the Quad Cities."
The premiere event will kick off the 5th Annual River to River Retro Road Tour, organized by Dave Darby, the Executive Director of the Iowa Division of the Route 6 Tourist Association. The film was inspired by the research and photography of Darby and he launched the first River to River Cruise when film production began on the project in 2011. The tour draws 100+ cars each year to the Quad Cities where the Route 6 journey begins, and ends in Council Bluffs with stops at events, museums and restaurants in towns along the way. For more information and to register for the Road Trip, visit River to River Retro Road Trip.
Premiere attendees will enjoy the classic car 'eye-candy' in the Putnam lot between 6:00 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. The screening of the 1-hour film will begin at 7:00 p.m. with Q&A with the filmmakers and other film participants following the movie. The premiere event is sponsored by the Putnam Museum and Dahl Ford. Advance tickets are recommended--$8.50/pp. To order tickets visit Putnam.org.
Six special event screenings of River to River will take place at venues along Historic Route 6 from Davenport to Council Bluffs, September 17-30:
Davenport, Iowa- PUTNAM PREMIERE EVENT! September 17, 2015 (Thurs), 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.Putnam Giant Screen, 1717 West 12th Street. Tickets $8.50/pp at Putnam.org. Q&A with the filmmakers and film participants following the movie. Sponsored by the Putnam Museum and Dahl Ford.
Iowa City, Iowa - HUMANITIES IOWA EVENT! September 20, 2015 (Sunday)2:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m.UI Museum of Natural History, 17 N. Clinton St. Free to the public! Q&A with the filmmakers and Carolyn Dyer (author of "Rediscovering Nancy Drew").
Marengo, Iowa - FRIENDS OF MARENGO PUBLIC LIBRARY EVENT! September 22, 2015 (Tuesday)7:00 p.m. -8:30 p.m.Marengo Public Library, 235 E. Hilton Street. Free to the public! Q&A with the filmmakers following the movie. Sponsored by Friends of Marengo Public Library.
Council Bluffs, Iowa- WESTERN HISTORIC TRAILS CENTER EVENT! September 27, 2015 (Sunday)2:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m.Western Historic Trails Center, 3434 Richard Downey Avenue. Tickets $8/pp at the door (seating is limited). Q&A with the filmmakers following the movie.
Dexter, Iowa - ROUNDHOUSE EVENT! September 28, 2015 (Monday)7:00 p.m. -8:30 p.m.Dexter Roundhouse Community Center, 707 Dallas Street. Tickets $7/pp at the door. Q&A with the filmmakers following the movie.
Grinnell, Iowa- SPAULDING CENTER FOR TRANSPORTATION EVENT! September 29, 2015 (Tuesday)7:00 p.m. -8:30 p.m.Spaulding Center for Transportation, 829 Spring Street. Tickets $7/pp at the door. Q&A with the filmmakers following the movie.
Showings will continue at film festivals and in art theaters, followed by a national DVD release, and broadcasts on Midwestern PBS stations in 2016.
We'd LOVE to bring River to River: Iowa's Forgotten Highway 6 to your location! To book a showing of the documentary in your community, contact Kelly and Tammy Rundle at firstname.lastname@example.org!