2014/15 PROGRAM DATES:
Los Angeles, CA – July 30 @ Echo Park Film Center
Buckhannon, WV – July 3 @ Lascaux Micro-Theater
Memphis, TN – June 16 @ Indie Memphis
Asheville, NC – June 16 @ Mechanical Eye
Washington, D.C. – June 14 @ The National Gallery
Portland, OR – May 1-3 @ Clinton St. Theater (w/The Wicker ManCelestial Wives of the Meadow Mari, and The Vanquishing of the Witch Baba Yaga)
Reno, NV – April 16 @ Nevada Museum of Art
N. Charleston, SC – April 11 @ Park Circle Films
Columbus, OH – April 8 @ Gateway Film Center (Michael Mercil in person)
Milwaukee, WI – March 31 @ The Union Theatre, Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Long Island City, NY – March 28 @ Flux Factory (Smiling Hog’s Head Ranch Hoedown)
New York Mills, MN – Feb. 2, 2015 @ New York Mills Regional Cultural Center
San Francisco, CA – Dec. 16, 2014 @ Second Act (J. Christian Jensen in person)
New York Mills, MN – Sept. 13, 2014 @ New York Mills Regional Cultural Center
Ston, Croatia – Sept. 4-7, 2014 @ Kinookus Food Film Festival
Freistadt, Austria – Aug. 28-30, 2014 @ Festival Der Neue Heimatfilm

2013/14 PROGRAM DATES:
Queens, NY – June 21 @ QCA Block Party, Astoria-Kaufman Studios Backlot
Deer Isle, ME – June 5 @ Stonington Opera House
Memphis, TN – May 28 @ Indie Memphis
Alpine, TX – March 21 @ Sul Ross University (Mosuo Sisters + Felt, Feelings and Dreams)
Fairfield, IA – March 15-16 @ Orpheum Theater (Les Blank Tribute – Chicken Real + God Respects Us When We Work, But Loves Us When We Dance + In Heaven There is No Beer?)
La Crosse, WI – Feb. 27-March 1 @ MOSES Organic Farming Conference
Houston, TX – Feb. 22 @ Aurora Picture Show
Reno, NV – Feb. 9 @ Nevada Museum of Art (Valerie Bischoff in person)
Livingston, MT – Feb. 7 @ Danforth Gallery
New York Mills, MN – Feb. 2 @ New York Mills Regional Cultural Center
Northfield, MN – Feb. 1 @ Carleton College (Laska Jimsen in person)
Winona, MN – Jan. 26 @ Frozen River Film Festival (Mosuo Sisters)
N. Charleston, SC – Jan. 25 @ Park Circle Films
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada – Jan. 24-29 @ Metro Cinema (Best Of/Shorts + Baikonur + Mosuo Sisters, Kyle Armstrong in person on Jan. 24)
Pittsburgh, PA – Jan. 12 @ Hollywood Theater
Fairfield, IA – Jan. 10-16 @ Orpheum Theater (Best Of/Shorts)
DeWitt, IA – Dec. 15 @ Operahouse Theatre
Buckhannon, WV – Dec. 6-20 + Jan. 10-31 @ Lascaux Micro-Theater (Tall as the Baobab Tree & Salt)
Phoenix, AZ – Oct. 19 @ Grand Avenue Festival (Best of 2003-8 program)
Arica, Chile – Oct. 10-13 @ Arica Nativa Festival de Cine Rural (w/Mosuo Sisters)
Cedar Rapids, IA – Oct. 9 @ CSPS
Freistadt, Austria – Aug. 25 @ Festival Der Neue Heimatfilm

2012/13 PROGRAM DATES:
Anchorage, AK – May 24&25, 2013 @ Out North
Deer Isle, ME – May 16 @ Stonington Opera House (shorts + “Now, Forager”)
Deer Isle, ME – May 15 @ Stonington Opera House (shorts + “The First Season”)
Milwaukee, WI – May 7 @ Union Theatre, UWM (w/Ross Nugent’s “Tear It Up, Son!”)
Charleston, SC – May 4 @ Park Circle Films
Boise, ID – April 28 @ Visual Arts Collective (w/Audrey Hall – filmmaker of “Painting John” – in person)
Pittsburgh, PA – April 28 @ Hollywood Theater
Algona, IA – April 26 @ Water’s Edge Nature Center (w/”GROW!”)
Philadelphia, PA – April 20 @ Space 1026
Livingston, MT – April 19 @ Danforth Gallery (w/Audrey Hall – filmmaker of “Painting John” – in person)
Chicago, IL – April 17&20 @ Chicago Filmmakers
Ithaca, NY – April 13 @ Cornell Cinema
Ithaca, NY – April 11 @ Cornell Cinema (Robert Gardner’s “Dead Birds”)
Ithaca, NY – March 30&31 @ Cornell Cinema (“Now, Forager”)
Dawson City, Yukon, CANADA – March 28-31 @ Dawson City Film Festival
Asheville, NC – March 9 @ Mechanical Eye (Fest Director, Alan Webber, present)
Whitesburg, KY – March 6 @ Appalshop Theater (Fest Director, Alan Webber, & George Thompson’s daughters present + live old time music)
Abingdon, VA – March 4&5 @ Virginia Highlands Community College (Fest Director, Alan Webber, present)
Oro Valley, AZ – February 7 @ Oro Valley Public Library
DeWitt, IA – Jan. 20 @ De Witt Opera House
Decorah, IA – Jan. 18-20 @ Oneota Film Festival
Albany, NY – Jan. 17 @ The Linda WAMC (“The First Season” w/Director, Rudd Simmons, present)
Denison, IA – Jan. 4&5, 2013 @ Donna Reed Theatre
Alpine, TX – Sept. 12 @ Sul Ross State University (“Un Buen Hijo”)
Freistadt, AUSTRIA – Aug. 22-26, 2012 @ Heimatfilm

2011/12 PROGRAM:
Buffalo, NY – Aug. 29, 2012 @ Squeaky Wheel (bike-in movie)
Phoenix, AZ – July 27 @ Icehouse
Stonington, ME – May 30-31 @ Stonington Opera House (w/”Summer Pasture” & “Delicious Peace…”)
Santa Monica, CA – May 30 @ American Cinematheque’s Aero Theatre
Ville-sur-Yron, FRANCE – May 23-27 @ Festival Int’l du Film Documentaire sur la Ruralité
Waitsfield, VT – May 18-24 @ Big Picture Theater (w/”Driftless”, “Land of the Pure”, & “Sand Mountain”)
Astoria, NY – May 11 @ Frank Sinatra School of the Arts
Iowa City, IA – May 5 @ Bijou Cinema (w/”Driftless”)
Algona, IA – May 4 @ Kossuth County Nature Center
Anchorage, AK – May 4-5 @ Out North
Milwaukee, WI – May 1 @ Union Theatre, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (w/UWM faculty films “Of a Feather” & “Empty Cache”)
Chicago, IL – April 27 @ Chicago Filmmakers (w/”Sand Mountain” & “Of a Feather”)
Binghamton, NY – April 21&22 @ Art Mission & Theatre (w/”Greenhorns”)
Charleston, SC – April 21 @ Park Circle Films/Earth Day Weekend (“Truck Farm”)
Bellingham, WA – April 12 @ Pickford Film Center
Elkader, IA – April 11 @ Elkader Cinema
Buckhannon, WV – April 6, 13, 20, 27 @ Lascaux Micro-Theatre (“Summer Pasture”)
Dawson City, Yukon, CANADA – April 5-8 @ Dawson City Film Festival
Charleston, SC – March 31 @ Park Circle Films
Prairie du Chien, WI – March 27-28 & 30 @ Prairie Cinema
Seattle, WA – March 16-22 @ the Grand Illusion (w/”Truck Farm”, “Land of the Pure”, “Sand Mountain”, & “Driftless”)
Vanderhoof, British Columbia, CANADA – March 14 @ Reel Alternatives (“Summer Pasture” & “Land of the Pure”)
Alpine, TX – March 2-3 @ Sul Ross State University (w/”The Straight Story”)
New Orleans, LA – Feb. 12 -13 @ Zeitgeist (w/”Greenhorns”)
Portland, OR – Feb. 3-5 @ 5th Ave. Cinema (w/”Summer Pasture”, “Truck Farm”, “Driftless”, “Land of the Pure”, & “Sand Mountain”)
Decorah, IA – Jan. 20-22, 2012 @ Oneota Film Festival (w/”Driftless”)
Arica, CHILE – Oct. 6-9, 2011 @ Arica Nativa Festival Internacional de Cine Rural (w/”Summer Pasture”)

Oct. 1, 2010 Portland, OR – 5th Ave. Cinema

Aug. 1, 2010 Phoenix, AZ – Metro Arts

2008-9 Nomad Tour (“Best of” Program, etc.) – Key Dates

Oct., 2008 Valparaiso, Chile – Epif Cafe
Nov., 2008 Arica, Chile – Arica Nativa Festival @ INACAP University
Nov., 2008 Codpa, Chile – Arica Nativa Festival en iglesia antigua
Nov., 2008 Lima, Peru – El Cinematógrafo
Nov., 2008 Lima, Peru – El Noche des Cortos
Jan., 2009 Paradise Bay, Antarctica – Marco Polo voyage ship
Feb., 2009 Wellington, NZ – New Zealand Film Archives
March, 2009 Beijing, China – Beijing Communications University
April, 2009 Ji’an, China – Participatory Documentary Center @ Jinggangshan University
July, 2009 Berlin, Germany – Madame Claude
July, 2009 Daegu, South Korea – Daegu Screen Fest
July, 2009 Moscow, Russia – Ethnographic Films
Aug., 2009 Freistadt, Austria – Heimat Film Festival
Aug., 2009 Cape Town, South Africa – Labia Theatre


2007 Program

****For the 3rd year in a row, Rural Route will donate a portion of all 2007-8 tour proceeds to the Federation of Southern Cooperatives in their long-term recovery efforts to help low-income rural people in the Gulf affected by hurricanes Katrina and Rita. To make your own contribution, check out their website – http://www.federationsoutherncoop.com.

2007 – 2008 Tour Presenters: The Iowa Film Office (Iowa Digital Filmmakers Guild, The Iowa Motion Picture Association, Iowa Scriptwriters Alliance) and the Montana Film Office

Aug. 1, 2009 Phoenix, AZ Space 55

Sept. 3 – 42007 Crested Butte, CO Center for the Arts Tour Program & Go Organic!

Aug. 282007Shrevport, LAminicine

Aug. 27 – 312007 Freidstadt, AUSTRIA Heimat Film Fest

Aug. 292007 Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA The Filmpool

Aug. 292007 New York, NY Rubin Museum of Art

Aug. 222007 New York, NY Rubin Museum of Art

Aug. 42007 Harlem, NY with ImageNation Homecoming & Spirits of the Uhadi”

Aug. 32007 Redhook, NY Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition

Jul. 302007 New York, NY Rubin Museum of Art

Jul. 182007 Brooklyn, NY Rooftop Films

Jun. 20 – 222007 Canora/Yorkton, Saskatchewan, CANADA Godfrey Dean Art Gallery (in conjunction w/landscape portrait exhibition)

May 1 – 32007 Livingston, MT The Danforth Theater Tour Program, Go Organic! & King Corn

Apr. 28 – 302007 Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA Metro Cinema Tour Program, Go Organic!  & King Corn

Apr. 25 – 262007 Indianapolis, IN Earth House Film Forum at Lockerbie Central United Methodist Church (with special guest Alan Webber) Tour Program” & “Go Organic!

Apr. 25 – 272007 St. Louis, MO Webster Film Series Tour Program & Go Organic! (both days)

Apr. 17 – 212007 Nashville, IN Lotus Petal Cinema Tour Program & Go Organic! with Ruby’s Town and Milk & Opium

Apr. 5 – 62007 Lansing, MI Michigan State University Tour Program & Go Organic!

Mar. 20 – 232007 Dawson City, Yukon, CANADA Dawson City Film Festival

Mar. 142007 Chilmark, MA Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival Go Organic! -selections

Mar. 3, 2008 Abingdon, VAVirginia Highlands Community College Tour Program

Feb. 25 – 28, 2008 Seattle, WA Grand Illusion Cinema Tour Program & Huldufólk 102

Feb. 22 – 24, 2008 Seattle, WA Grand Illusion Cinema Go Organic! & Ruby’s Town

Feb. 21 – 28, 2008 Abingdon, VA Virginia Highlands Community College Go Organic! -with special guest Anthony Flaccavento from Appalachian Sustainable Development

Feb. 5 – 6, 2008 San Francisco, CA Red Vic Movie House Go Organic! & Tour Program

Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25, 2008 Buckhannon, WV Lascaux Micro-Theater

Jan. 25, 2008 Silver City, NM Silco Theater – Silver City Int’l Film Society Go Organic!

Jan. 2008 Memphis, TN Indie Memphis Microcinema Go Organic!

Dec. 23, 2007 Chicago, IL Gene Siskel Film Center Go Organic!  – Q&A with Alan Webber

Dec. 22, 2007 Chicago, IL Gene Siskel Film CenterQ&A with Alan Webber & filmmaker Stashu Kybartas

Dec. 12, 2007 Memphis, TNIndie Memphis Microcinema

Nov. 16 – 17, 2007 Alpine, TX Westfest at Sul Ross University

Nov. 15 – 17, 2007 Arica, CHILE Festival de Todometrajes Rurales Tour Program & Go Organic!

Nov. 9, 2007 Silver City, NM Silver City International Film Society

Oct. 12 – 13, 2007 Scottsbluff, NE Spotlight Nebraska Film Fest at Midwest Theatre (with special guest, Rural Route Film Fest director Alan Webber)

Oct. 12, 2007 New York, NY NY Premiere at Cinema Village King Corn

Sept. 22, 2007 Brooklyn, NY Rooftop Films Sneak Peek of King Corn

Sept. 22, 2007 Neersville, VA Blue Ridge Center Go Organic!(on the wall of a barn!)

Sept. 16, 2007 Algona, IA Berte’s Back Nine Go Organic! (with special guest, Rural Route Film Fest director Alan Webber)

Sept. 15, 2007 Algona, IA Berte’s Back Nine

Aug. 23, 2007 Lawrence, KS screening @ Local Burger Go Organic! (as part of Sustainable Table’s Eat Well Guided Tour of America)

2006 Program

Sept. 25 – Oct. 7, 2007London, ENGLANDRaindance Film Festival RR shorts Mimes of the Prairie, Farmer Brown, and Land of the Pines before features at the U.K.’s largest indie film festival

Sept. 15 – 19, 2007 Arena Point, CA Arena Theater

Sept. 15, 2007 Mesa, AZSuperstition Farms (Indie Cinema, Hayrides, Antique Tractor Display and Petting Zoo!)

Oct. 27, 2007 Portland, OR 5th Ave Cinema

Aug. 22 – 25, 2007 Freistadt, AUSTRIA Heimat (Rural) Film Festival

Jul. 13, 2007 Brooklyn, NY Rooftop Films

Jul. 11, 2007 Ithaca, NY Cornell Cinema

Jun. 10, 2007 Hart, MI National Asparagus Festival

May 29 – Jun. 3, 2007 Jokkmokk, Lapland, SWEDEN International Rural Film Conference hosted by the Film Festival of the Whole of Sweden

May 25, 2007 London, ENGLAND The Horse Hospital

May 11 – 12th, 2007 Anchorage, AK Out North

May 4, 2007 Buffalo, NY Squeaky Wheel

Apr. 22, 2007 Austin, TX Alamo Drafthouse with Muskrat Lovely, Women who Hunt, Up the Ridge and Who Killed the Electric Car? -filmmakers Carol Wagner and Allison Cooke on hand

Apr. 13, 2007 Silver City, NM Silver City International Film Society

Apr. 6 – 8, 2007 Dawson City, Yukon, CANADA Dawson City International Film Festival

Mar. 16 – 17, 2007 Chillmark, MA Martha’s Vineyard Independent Film Festival screening Mimes of the Prarie & I’m Getting Back into Getting Back into You

Mar 21, 2007 Seattle, WA 911 Media Arts Center

Mar 2 – 8, 2007 Seattle, WA Grand Illusion Cinema ‘mini-fest!’: short with Asparagus!, Plagues & Pleasures on the Salton Sea, and Homemade Hillbilly Jam

Feb. 27, 2007 Winston-Salem, NC The Garage

Feb. 22, 2007 Mesa, AZ Mesa Arts Center presented with No Festival Required

Feb. 22, 2007 Brocton, NY Public Library

Feb. 22, 2007 Chapel Hill, NC Screen Arts Film & Media Series at UNC

Feb. 20, 2007 Winston-Salem, NC The Garage

Feb. 15, 2007 St. Louis, MO Webster Film Series

Feb. 14, 2007 Memphis, TN Indie Memphis Microcinema

Feb. 1, 2007 New Orleans, LA Zeigeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center

Dec. 5, 2006 Storm Lake, IA Buena Vista Universit

Nov. 26, 2006 Cedar Rapids, IA CSPS special matinee screening of Villisca: Living with a Mystery

Nov. 24 – 25, 2006 Cedar Rapids, IA CSPS Festival Director + local filmmakers present for Q&A

Nov. 24, 2006 Elkader, IA Elkader Cinema Festival Director + local filmmakers present for Q&A

Nov. 18, 2006 Alpine, TX West Fest at Sul Ross University

Nov. 3, 2006 Lansing, MI Asparagus! (A Stalk-umentary)

Sep. 28 – 29, 2006 Detroit, MI Henry Ford Museum Farmer’s Market Asparagus! (A Stalk-umentary)

….more dates coming soon!

****Rural Route donated a portion of all 2005-6 tour proceeds to the Federation of Southern Cooperatives in their long-term recovery efforts to help low-income rural people in the Gulf affected by hurricanes Katrina and Rita. To make your own contribution, check out their website – http://www.federationsoutherncoop.com.

2005 Program

Jun. 11, 2006 Hart, MI Hart Middle School Auditorium as part of the National Asparagus Festival

Apr. 7 – 9, 2006 Elkader, IA Elkader Cinema

Mar. 3 – 9, 2006 Seattle, WA Grand Illusion Cinema

Feb. 26, 2006 Vinton, IA The Palace Theatre

Jan. 20 – 26, 2006 Denver, CO Denver Film Society

Jan. 10 – 12, 2006 Albuquerque, NM Guild Cinema Hybrid & Changin’ Old Ways -shorts

Jan. 6 – 9, 2006 Albuquerque, NM Guild Cinema Spring Night, Summer Night & They Walk the Line” -shorts

Dec. 16, 2005 Phoenix, AZ Modified Arts Space

Dec. 6 & 13, 2005 St. Louis, MO Webster Film Series

Nov. 18 -19, 2005 Alpine, TX WestFest 6

Nov. 11 – 12, 2005 Cedar Rapids, IA CSPS

Nov. 8 – 13, 2005 Storuman, SWEDEN Film Festival of the Whole of Sweden

Nov. 5, 2005 Brocton, NY Public Library

Sept. 17, 2005 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Botanic Garden –Director Alan Webber and filmmaker Mary Robertson will be on hand for Q&A

Aug. 24 – 28, 2005 Freistadt, AUSTRIA Heimat (Rural) Film Festival

2004 Program

Jun. 25, 2005 Brooklyn, NY Rooftop Films

May 8, 2005 Kansas City, MO Unreel

Apr. 1, 2005 Chapel Hill, NC Screen Arts Film & Media Series at UNC

Mar. 15, 2005 Athens, GA The 40 Watt Club

Mar. 12 – 13, 2005 Elkader, IA Elkader Cinema Director Alan Webber will be on hand for Q&A.

Mar. 12 – 13, 2005 Cedar Rapids, IA CSPS Director Alan Webber will be on hand for Q&A with filmmakers Aaron Valdez and Elaine Beck

Mar. 3, 2005 Leiden, HOLLAND Multipleks

Mar. 1, 2005 Amsterdam, HOLLAND The Operating Theatre at Pakhuis Afrika  –Director Alan Webber and filmmaker Erik Nelson will present

Nov. 26 – 27, 2004 Omaha, NE Westwood Cinema   –featuring new videos from Saddle Creek Records + Q&A with music video director Nik Fakler & Festival Director Alan Webbber

2003 Program

Jul. 2, 2004 Brooklyn, NY Rooftop Films  –selections from RRFF 2003 Festival

Apr. 13, 2004 Phoenix, AZ Modified Arts with No Festival Required

Mar. 29 – 30, 2004 Abingdon, VA Virginia Highlands Community College -with guest lecturer Colin Spoelman, writer/producer of Coming Down the Mountain

Mar. 15, 2004 Columbia, MO RagTag Cinemacafe – Director Mike Schmidt will be present

Nov. 25, 2003 Atlanta, GA MJQ as part of Wellfair’s monthly screening series  –Rural Route Volunteer Kevin Goldsmith to present

Nov. 2, 2003 New Orleans, LA Zeigeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center   –Festival Director Alan Webber will be present

To Book the Rural Route Film Festival E-mail: filmfest@ruralroutefilms.com