Award-winning filmmakers Tammy and Kelly Rundle of Fourth Wall Films will appear with their Emmy-nominated documentary Country School: One Room – One Nation for a special screening event at the Oakland Mills Nature Center, 2593 Nature Center Drive, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, September 17, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free to the public.
Over 80 hours of interviews, vistas, and historic sites shot in all four seasons in Iowa and four other states have been distilled down to a feature-length documentary that tells the dramatic true story of the life, death, and rebirth of one-room schools in the Upper Midwest.
Country School: One Room – One Nation received a regional Emmy-nomination in 2012. The documentary has received numerous awards at film festivals, screened over 100 times all over the country, was broadcast on PBS stations and was released nationally on DVD.
The Rundles previously produced the award-winning documentaries Lost Nation: The Ioway 1, 2 &3 and Villisca: Living with a Mystery. Their new documentary Movie Star: The Secret Lives of Jean Seberg, co-produced with Emmy-nominated filmmaker Garry McGee, premieres in November 2013 at the Orpheum Theatre Center in Jean's hometown of Marshalltown, Iowa. They are currently in production on a docudrama entitled Sons & Daughters of Thunder, and two documentaries River to River: Iowa’s Forgotten Highway 6 and Hero Street.
Country School: One Room – One Nation was funded in part by Humanities Iowa, the Kansas Humanities Council, the Wisconsin Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Area. The Rundles own Fourth Wall Films, an independent film and video production company formerly of Los Angeles, and now based in Moline, Illinois.