Additional showings of ‘Decoding the Driftless’ being offered this weekend at JEM Theatre


Filmmaker George Howe speaks with a group of local residents that packed the JEM Theatre in Harmony on Saturday to view the recently released documentary “Decoding the Driftless.” Additional viewings of the movie have been added for this weekend. The film will be shown at 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at the JEM Theatre. PHOTO COURTESY OF LORI SLINDEE

The Harmony Arts Board and The JEM Theatre in Harmony hosted several showings of the new documentary "Decoding the Driftless" this past weekend. The Saturday showing, which included a discussion with the film’s writer and producer, George Howe. Over 160 individuals attended that showing alone, with 465 individuals attending the three showings.

Because of the overwhelming interest in the documentary, two more showings of the movie have been added for this coming weekend. “Decoding the Driftless” will be shown on Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 1 p.m.

The documentary includes footage of many local sites.

Created by Sustainable Driftless, Inc., and Untamed Science, Emmy-winning filmmakers have teamed up to capture fantastic footage of the Driftless Region, and have woven it into a compelling story, in a way never done before. Viewers will soar over ancient rugged bluffs, skim the surface of primordial rivers, venture deep underground to mysterious secret worlds, marvel at sacred archaeological treasures and hang perilously over massive rock cliffs.

Ticket prices are $5 for adults and $4 for students and seniors.

For more information see www.sustainabledriftless.org.