Press release submitted by Joe Taylor|
The River is Life, an adventure documentary down the mighty Mississippi River, will be shown in Riverside Park, Moline, Friday, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m..
Two men paddle from Lake Itasca, Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico in the adventure of a lifetime. Come to this festive, outdoor movie event, 90 minutes, FREE to the public.
Short Press Release:
The River is Life (www.theriverislife.com), a first in documentary filmmaking, is the first ever feature length flim of a real life adventure down the Mississippi River.
This 90-minute movie will is a celebration of the joy and majesty of the Mississippi River and will attract a family audience.
Last summer, filmmakers Phillip Hullquist and Ryan Jeanes, paddled the entire Mississippi River. An amazing experience, they were able to capture the excitement of the river while meeting and interacting the dozens of good-hearted people who live along America's greatest waterway. All the adventure (and misadventure) of the river itself was captured in this first in independent filmmaking.
From August to October of this year, the pair will be taking their movie on the road, traveling the entire length of the river (again! ...but this time by car) and showing their completed movie in the cities, towns and communities they passed through during their 3 1/2 month long journey.
This is a "Movie in the Park" event that promises to bring a smile to the faces of young and old alike. All members of the river community and beyond are welcome to this family-style, festive event that will be playing in an outdoor park near you.
The event is FREE to the community and everyone is welcome. It will be showing in Riverside Park, Moline, this Friday, at 7:30 p.m. Come one, come all to this one-of-a-kind, festive movie-in-the-park-event.
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Full-Length Press Release:
NASHVILLE, TN (July 29, 2010) - The River is Life, a first in documentary filmmaking, is the first ever feature-length film about a real-life adventure down the Mississippi River. While several personal accounts have been written detailing intimate travels of America's greatest waterway, never before has the joy and majesty of a modern-day Huck-Finn odyssey reached the big screen...until now.
Last summer, filmmakers Ryan Jeanes and Phillip Hullquist paddled the entire length of the 2340-mile river, from source to sea, and made their adventure into a lively, fun-filled 90-minute movie titled The River is Life. "It's a family show," Jeanes says, "with great tunes and awesome scenery." "What really makes the film," Hullquist adds, "is the people. We interviewed hundreds of people along the way, stayed in their homes and interacted with them, and in one case," he chuckles, "rode their ATVs through a mud pit!"
The movie is not only a celebration of the river itself but, perhaps more importantly, the people who live along its banks. For that reason, the filmmaking pair have decided to premiere their movie in another first- TheMississippi River Movie Tour, where they will showcase their movie in 45 cities and towns up and down the length of the Mississippi. "It's our second trip down the river," Hullquist says, "but this time we'll be in an SUV towing speakers, projector, and blow-up movie screen, and showing our completed movie in actual city parks right on the banks of the river. There has never been an outdoor event like this one."
The movie tour begins August 9 in Grand Rapids, MN and ends Halloween Night in New Orleans, LA. For a list of venues near you, visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/theriverislife.
"Whether you're a lover of the river or a lover of adventure this movie is for you. We are showing it free to the community from August to October, and I know people are going to love it," Jeanes states. To find out more information about the movie or movie tour, visit www.theriverislife.com. DVDs will be on sale at the event. Visit facebook.com/theriverislife to RSVP attendance. Jeanes and Hullquist will also be donating 15% all DVD sales to the Barataria-Terrebone National Estuary Program, who are spearheading efforts to help clean the Gulf oil spill near the mouth of the Mississippi. For more information visit www.theriverislife.com or email at email@example.com.