Villisca: Living with a Mystery
Documentary Feature Film - 1:56
Filmmakers to appear with the film's primary on-screen storyteller, and the foremost historical authority on the Villisca axe murder mystery, Dr. Edgar V. Epperly
The award-winning documentary feature film Villisca: Living with a Mystery, by filmmakers Kelly and Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films, returns to the screen at the Operahouse Theatre in DeWitt, Iowa on Sunday, October 23, 2011 at 2:00 pm for one performance only.
Villisca explores the 1912 late night axe murders of the entire Josiah Moore family of six, and two young overnight guests, and the affect the crime had on Villisca, a small Southwest Iowa town. The still-unsolved axe murder created a lasting community split over the guilt or innocence of a local State Senator, and produced three sensational trials.
Villisca spent 14 months in theaters in the Midwest and qualified for the Academy Award® competition in the Documentary Feature Film category. It also won several awards and was an audience favorite in several film festivals. The movie was also a hit with critics.
"Four Stars. Outstanding…impressive…a fascinating tale well told." - Quad City Times
"A respectful approach to Iowa's most notorious crime." - Des Moines Register
"A beautifully researched and effectively unsettling true-crime thriller." - River Cities Reader
"Best movie ever made in the true-crime genre." - Clews True Crime Blog
The event also includes a lobby display of historical artifacts, including a replica of the murder axe, and a Q & A with the filmmakers and researcher Dr. Edgar V. Epperly. Epperly is the film's primary on-camera storyteller and the foremost historical authority on America's greatest unsolved mystery.
The Rundles are the filmmakers behind Country School: One Room - One Nation (2010) and Lost Nation: The Ioway (2007). Their Fourth Wall Films, is an independent film and video production company formerly located in Los Angeles, and now based in Moline, Illinois. They are currently in production on Movie Star: The Secret Lives of Jean Seberg with Emmy® nominated filmmaker Garry McGee.
Tickets are just $5.00!
Sunday, October 23, 2011
De Witt Operahouse Theater
716 6th Avenue
De Witt, Iowa