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UPDATED: September 10, 2013
September 17 (Tues), 2013, Mt. Pleasant, IA. A special Henry County Conservation screening of the Emmy-nominated documentary Country School: One Room – One Nation at the Oakland Mills Nature Center, 2593 Nature Center Drive, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. The program begins at 7:00 p.m. with a discussion with filmmakers Kelly & Tammy Rundle following. Free to the public! Contact Cari at 319/986-5469 for more information!
"Country School: One Room - One Nation" Screenings Completed:
April 1-2 (Fri-Sat), 2011, Cedar Rapids, IA. Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival, Collins Road Theatres, 1462 Twixt Town Road, Marion, Iowa. Screens Friday, April 1 at 9:00pm and Saturday, April 2 at 11:20am. www.crifm.org for more details and to order tickets.
April 3 (Sun), 2011, Ottumwa, IA. Bridge View Center, 102 Church Street, Ottumwa, Iowa. 2pm-4pm. Free to the public. Q&A with the filmmakers. Sponsored by the Ottumwa Area Arts Council. Tour of Dahlonega School following the program.
April 10 (Sun), 2011, Merrill, WI. St. Stephen's United Church, 903 E. 2nd Street, Merrill, WI. 2pm-4pm. Q&A with the filmmakers and film participants teacher Lorraine Muschinske and historian Jerry Bower. Free to the public ($2 donation suggested). Sponsored by the Merrill Historical Society. Open House at the Brickyard School, 804 E. 3rd St., following the program.
April 16 (Sat), 2011, Ankeny, IA. Des Moines Area Community College Ankeny Campus, Building 6 Auditorium, 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd., Ankeny, IA. 2pm-4pm. Free to the public. Sponsored by DMACC and the Kirkndall Public Library. Q&A with the filmmakers and preservationist Bill Sherman.
April 17 (Sun), 2011, DeWitt, IA. Operahouse Theatre, 712 6th Avenue, DeWitt, IA. 2pm-4pm. Tickets: $5. Q&A with the filmmakers.
June 5 (Sun), 2011 Millerton, NY. On 3 screens! Details to come on this special event to raise funds to preserve the Irondale Schoolhouse! Sponsored by the Friends for the Irondale Schoolhouse.
June 23 (Thurs), 2011 Bettendorf, IA. Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendorf, IA. 1:30pm. Free to the public. Sponsored by Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library. Film and Q&A with filmmakers Kelly & Tammy Rundle.
June 26 (Sun), 2011, Atchison, KS. Theatre Atchison, 401 Santa Fe Street, Atchison, KS. 2pm. Free to the public. Sponsored by Friends of the Atchison Public Library. An exhibit of one-room school memorabilia will be on display and a reception will follow the screening. The reception is hosted by the Atchison Association of Retired School Personnel.
July 1 (Fri), 2011, Villisca, IA. Rialto Theater, 422 S. Third Avenue, Villisca, IA. 6:00 p.m. Social hour with wine & cheese. 7:00 p.m. Film presentation and Q&A with the filmmakers and film participants. Tickets $5. Sponsored by the Rialto Theater Board and the Villisca Historical Society.
July 2 (Sat), 2011, Villisca, IA. Rialto Theater, 422 S. Third Avenue, Villisca, IA. 1:00 p.m. one-room school presentation by Villisca Public Library Director Pat Means. 2:00 p.m. showing of "Country School" and Q&A with the filmmakers and film participants Dr. Ed Epperly, John Palmquist and Ross Rossander. Tickets $5. Sponsored by the Rialto Theater Board and the Villisca Historical Society.
July 3 (Sun), 2011, Marengo, IA. Iowa Valley High School Auditorium, 359 East Hilton Street, Marengo, IA. 2pm. Free to the public. Film presentation and Q&A with the filmmakers. Sponsored by Friends of the Marengo Public Library Foundation.
July 15-16, 2011 (Fri-Sat), Clear Lake, IA. Iowa Independent Film Festival, Clear Lake Arts Center, 17 South 4th Street. Screens Friday, July 15 at 3:15 p.m. at The Hub, 500 Main Avenue; screens Saturday, July 16 12:15pm in the Clear Lake Arts Center main auditorium, followed by a special presentation on documentary filmmaking by producers Tammy & Kelly Rundle, moderated by IIFF President, Dick Schinnow. Tickets available at www.IowaIndie.org.
July 23 (Sat), 2011 Columbia, IL. The Falls Reception & Conference Center, 300 Admiral Weinel Blvd. 6:00 p.m. Hors d'oevres & drink reception, Reminiscences from Shoemaker School and the St. Louis Premiere screening of "Country School: One Room - One Nation" followed by a Q&A session with filmmakers Tammy & Kelly Rundle. Tickets are $12.50/pp and can be purchased at the City Clerk's Office at Columbia City Hall beginning June 28th. Make a day of it and attend the 10:00 a.m. dedication of the Welcome Center, School Museum and Commemorative Plaza. 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Tours of historic Shoemaker School (Welcome Center) and Sand Bank School plus an old fashioned pie social. (Morning events are free of charge.) Sponsored by the City of Columbia.
August 2 (Tues), 2011, Shell Rock, IA. 7:00 p.m. A special screening of Country School: One Room - One Nation will take place at the Shell Rock Benny Gambaiani Public Library, 104 North Cherry Street. The event is free to the public and includes popcorn! Q&A with Dr. Barb Dilly follows the film.
August 11 (Thurs), 2011, Tiffin, IA. 6:00 p.m. Clear Creek Amana High School Performing Arts Center, 551 W. Marengo Road/Hwy 6. Sponsored by the Johnson County Historical Society. Movie screening is free to the public. If you wish to take part in the pizza dinner at 5:00 p.m. the registration fee is $10.
August 25 (Thurs), 2011, Iowa City, IA. 7:00 p.m. Country School is an Official Selection at the Landlocked Film Festival! The film will open the festival at the Englert Theater, 221 E. Washington Street. A special opening reception will take place prior to the screening. Q&A with producers Tammy & Kelly Rundle follows the film. Tickets $7/pp at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/190866.
September 16 (Fri), 2011, Springfield, MO. Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center, 2400 S. Scenic Ave. Screening is part of the 2011 Historic School Summit, sponsored by the University of Missouri Extension and the Ozarks Country School Association. Registration information at www.extension.missouri.edu/greene.
September 17 (Sat), 2011, Waterloo, IA. Grout Museum, 503 South Street, Waterloo, IA. 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. "Country School" documentary screening and Q&A with the Rundles and historian Robert Neymeyer. Museum members $8/pp; Non-members $10/pp. Grout Museum of History and Science & the Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum included in the admission. Reservations recommended, as seating is limited. Call 319.234.6357 for more information on how to order tickets.
September 24 (Sat), 2011, Moline, IL. Moline Public Library, 3210 41st Street. "Country School" will screen at 2:30 p.m. followed by Q&A with the filmmakers. Free to the public.
September 25 (Sun), 2011, Davenport, IA. The German American Heritage Center, 712 W. Second Street. 2:00 p.m. A special "Country School" screening event celebrating the heritage of German Americans and education. The film will be presented, followed by Q&A with filmmakers Tammy & Kelly Rundle. Featuring an historic display of one-room school memorabilia.
October 7 (Fri), 2011, Creston, IA. Southwestern Community College, Instructional Center Room 220, 1501 West Townline Street, Creston, IA. This screening is part of the 12th Annual Iowa One-Room School House Conference. Please contact Bill Sherman 1-800-434-2039 email@example.com for details on admission and other scheduled events.
October 16 (Sun), 2011, Dubuque, IA. Grand Opera House, 135 West 8th Street, Dubuque, IA. Tickets are $5/pp at the box office on the day of the show. Q&A with filmmakers and film participants will follow the screening. Country school display included.
February 13 (Monday), 2012 ~ Steamboat Rock, IA. Steamboat Rock Schoolhouse, 308 Market Street, Steamboat Rock, IA. 6:30pm-8:30pm. Free to the public. Sponsored by The Steamboat Rock Historical Society. Contact: Terry Folkerts 641-425-2752 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.steamboat-rock-historical-society.com for more details.
April 11 (Wednesday), 2012 ~ Freeport, IL. Lindo Theatre, 115 S. Chicago Avenue, Freeport. 7 pm. A special fundraiser for the restoration of the one-room schoolhouse at the Stephenson County Historical Museum. A discussion of the film will follow the screening. All proceeds from ticket sales will go toward the cost of the renovation of the school. Tickets may be purchased at the museum. $5. Sponsored by the Stephenson County Historical Society and the Lindo Theatre.
April 19 (Thursday), 2012 ~ Dubuque, IA. Julien Dubuque International Film Festival, Holiday Inn, 405 Main Street, Dubuque. 7:30 pm. Country School: One Room - One Nation is an official selection at the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival and will be one of four films to open the stellar event.
Before the film screening, attend the celebratory Launch Party and Award Ceremony from 5:00pm-7:00pm at the Mississippi Moon Bar (Diamond Jo Casino). Screen stars Kate Mulgrew ("Star Trek: Voyager") and Matthew Modine ("Full Metal Jacket," "Vision Quest") are special guests. Tickets to attend the Launch Party are $10/pp and include free appetizers, cash bar and VIP seating. Tickets for Country School are $8/pp. For more film festival information, screening schedule and to purchase tickets, visit: http://jiffd.com/
April 28 (Saturday), 2012 ~ Pipestone, MN. Pipestone Performing Arts Center, 104 East Main Street, Pipestone, MN. 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. A special Minnesota premiere screening followed by Q&A with filmmakers Kelly & Tammy Rundle. Free to the public. Sponsored by The Pipestone County Museum.
June 4 (Mon) Columbia, Illinois The Smithsonian Institute’s traveling exhibit, "The Way We Worked," will have an upcoming program in Columbia in addition to its main feature at the History Museum of Monroe County. A program will be held Monday night, June 4 at Columbia’s Sand Bank School (on Bluff Road on the north end of Columbia). The documentary film, "One Room - One Nation", will be shown at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Janelle Fanning, whose mother Mary Alderson Ucci lived with her family at the Sand Bank School building after the school closed in 1952, will be in attendance dressed as a schoolmarm. She will also present a short audience interactive skit about teaching in a rural schoolhouse.
June 9-10 (Sat-Sun), 2012 Red Oak, Iowa Country Schools and the 1912 Villisca axe murders will be the focus of attention when the centennial anniversary of Iowa's worst mass homicide will be commemorated June 9-10, 2012 in Red Oak, Iowa. Country School: One Room - One Nation will screen Saturday, June 9 at 2:00 p.m. Q&A with the Rundles will follow the film. AXMAN and Villisca: Living with a Mystery will screen on Sunday, June 10 at 2:00 p.m. Q&A with the filmmakers and expert Dr. Edgar Epperly will follow the films. Tickets for each program and exhibits are $5 per person and may be purchased in advance at the Montgomery County History Center, 2700 North 4th Street, Red Oak, Iowa, or by visiting www.villiscamovie.com/. Seating is very limited. The special commemoration event is co-sponsored by the Montgomery County History Center and the Villisca Historical Society. Call (712) 623-2289 for ticket information.
June 18 (Mon) CSAA 12th Annual Conference, Ankeny, IA Faith Baptist College, 1900 NW 4th St., Ankeny, Iowa will host the conference this year. The conference will feature a special showing Tammy and Kelly Rundle's documentary Country School: One Room - One Nation at 7:00 p.m. Monday, June 18 in Gray Hall 101. Country School was awarded the CSAA Research & Artistry Award in 2011. This year's winner, "Belden School", a short documentary by Patricia HarteNaus and Kelly Naus will also screen.
August 24 (Fri), 2012, 9:00 p.m. Iowa Public Television-PBS broadcast of Country School: One Room - One Nation.
September 2 (Sun), 2012 1:00 p.m. Iowa Public Television-PBS broadcast of Country School: One Room - One Nation.
September 22 (Sat), 2012, 7:30 p.m. Mid-America 36th Annual Emmy Gala, Midland Theater, Kansas City, MO. Country School: One Room - One Nation is up for a regional Emmy Nomination in the Historical Documentary category! Wish us luck!
September 26 (Wed), 2012, 7:00 p.m. IPTV-World broadcast of Country School: One Room - One Nation.
September 29 (Sat), 2012, 9:00 p.m. IPTV-World broadcast of Country School: One Room - One Nation.
September 29 (Sat), 2012, Bettendorf, IA. A special Forest Grove Schoolhouse #5 Benefit Screening Event, Pleasant Valley High School, 604 Belmont Road, Bettendorf, IA. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. The presentation includes the special HD screening of Country School: One Room – One Nation, a discussion with the Rundles, and the latest updates on behind-the-scenes work being done to save Forest Grove #5. Photographs and artifacts from the school will also be on display. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10, by credit card at www.ShowTix4U.com, or by calling 1-866-967-8167 to speak with a person at the ShowTix Box Office. Seating is limited. All proceeds will support the stabilization and restoration of the Forest Grove School.
August 10 (Sat), 2013, Milwaukee, WI. A special free to the public screening of "Country School" will take place at Community of Christ Church, 12320 W Bluemound Rd. Milwaukee, WI 53226, 6pm-8pm. Filmmakers Tammy and Kelly Rundle will engage in a Q&A with attendees via Skype following the film presentation.