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September 24, 2010

The River is Life Tour coming to Chester tonight

In 2009 Phillip Hullquist and Ryan Jeanes kayaked the length of the Mississippi, 2,300 miles. Tonight, they will be in Chester to present a 90-minute documentary on a 20-foot outdoor screen at the Eagles. They want to attract a family audience who would enjoy a real-life movie about a real-life adventure.

Armed with a high-definition video camera, two paddles, two inflatable kayaks and their wits (or lack thereof) the two men were able to capture the excitement of the river while meeting and interacting with dozens of good-hearted people who live along the river. All the adventure of the river itself was captured in this first independent filmmaking—a feature-length documentary titled The River is Life.

From August to October of this year, the crew will take the movie on the road traveling the entire length of the river (this time by car) and show the completed movie in the cities, towns and communities they passed during the 3 ˝ month journey. This will be a Movie in the Park event attracting all ages. All members of the river community and beyond are welcome.

Bring lawn chairs or a blanket. In the event of rain, the viewing will be held inside. Food will be sold outside beginning at 5 PM; viewing at dusk; and music by Hound’s Tooth Harmony at 8.30.

The event is sponsored by the Eagles, The River is Life Tour and the Chester Tourism Commission.