Old Capitol in Iowa City will showcase "Country School" on June 12th.
The Emmy® nominated documentaryCountry School: One Room - One Nation, by filmmakers Kelly and Tammy Rundle, will be featured in a special screening event during Iowa Museum Week in the Senate Chamber of the Old Capitol in downtown Iowa City on Friday, June 12, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free to the public.
A Q&A session will follow the film with preservationist Caroline Bredekamp. Caroline was part of a dedicated group of former students, teachers, historians and preservationists who worked to restore Fairfield No. 2 (now known as North Bend Community Center) in Spragueville, Iowa. Bredekamp and the school are featured in the documentary.
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 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.
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 (Fourth Wall Films) produced the award-winning documentaries Movie Star: The Secret Lives of Jean Seberg, Letters Home to Hero Street, Lost Nation: The Ioway 1, 2 &3 and Villisca: Living with a Mystery. They are currently in post-production on a docudrama entitled Sons & Daughters of Thunder, and two documentaries River to River: Iowa’s Forgotten Highway 6 and Hero Street.