Decoding the Driftless film to be shown at Rushford-Peterson auditorium Feb. 9

The “Decoding the Driftless” film will be shown on the big screen at Rushford-Peterson School Auditorium on February 9 at 4 p.m., beginning with an introduction from one of the film producers, George Howe.

Go on a wild ride of adventure above, on, and below the amazing Driftless Region through this film of exploration, released fall 2018. Local Emmy Award-winning filmmakers Howe and Tim Jacobson of Sustainable Driftless teamed up again with national TV series host Rob Nelson of Untamed Science to produce a feature-length film about the amazing origins and diverse natural and archaeological resources of the Driftless Region.  This time, the creative team added Swedish filmmaker Jonas Stenstrom of Untamed Science, six-time Emmy-winning wildlife cinematographer Neil Rettig, and YouTube sensation Mike a/k/a “PleaseStandBy” with his 1.8 million subscribers.

The team delivers extremely rare footage of natural phenomena and scenic beauty in the Driftless in a way never seen before! Soar over ancient, rugged bluffs, skim the surface of primordial rivers, venture deep underground to secret worlds, marvel at sacred archeological treasures, hang perilously over massive rock cliffs, and travel across time itself to explore and decipher ancient clues of the unglaciated Driftless Region landscape, with its captivating scenic beauty.

Producers Tim Jacobson and George Howe put much of their professional lives on hold to focus major parts of their time on the project over several years. “Working to create this film has been a labor of love for me,” said Howe. “It’s a way I can give back to this amazing region that has fascinated and inspired me for decades. I feel very blessed to have grown up in the Driftless Region, study and enjoy it for decades, and work to conserve and restore rare resources here. I have always had a passion for sharing with others what I’ve learned and felt, so creating and sharing a film like this is a dream come true.”

Admission to the film is $5 for adults, $2 for youth with a $15 family maximum.

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