Premiere event supported by Produce Quad Cities
and the Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau
Special from Moline Dispatch and Argus writer Jonathan Turner (Click this link www.qconline.com for the complete article).
The Quad-Cities premiere of Movie Star: The Secret Lives of Jean Seberg, by Emmy-nominated filmmakers Kelly and Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films and Emmy-nominated writer/filmmaker Garry McGee of McMarr Ltd., will be held on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at the Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport. The special screening event is sponsored by Produce Quad Cities and supported by the Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau.
"Produce Quad Cities is proud to support Tammy and Kelly Rundle, the producers of Movie Star: The Secret Lives of Jean Seberg, in their endeavors because this production is an excellent example of the caliber of local production that can be found in the Quad Cities," said J. Douglas Miller, Co-Founder and Facilitator of Produce Quad Cities, Regional Media Support Office.
The Figge premiere evening begins at 6 p.m. with a meet-and-greet with the filmmakers and special music by Amy & Adams of Saint Paul. A cash bar will be available.
The 90-minute documentary will screen at 7 p.m., followed by questions and answers with the Rundles, McGee and Jean Seberg's friend Mark Adams. A book signing with Mr. McGee (author of "Jean Seberg: Breathless") also will follow. The March 15 premiere event is hosted by the Figge Art Museum. Tickets are $15 in advance at JeanSebergMovie.com or $15 at the door.
"The Quad Cities Premiere of Movie Star, is dedicated to all those who have contributed to the success of motion pictures being produced by Quad Cities-related producers and to the region's part of the history that brought Hollywood to the Heartland," Miller added.
Movie Star will also be shown at 2 p.m. March 16, at the Nighswander/Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, with a Q and A following. Tickets are $8 at the door or in advance at JeanSebergMovie.com.
Movie Star: The Secret Lives of Jean Seberg is the first documentary film to focus on the private side of the famous Iowa native, who died at 40 in Paris on Aug. 30, 1979, a mysterious and still-unsolved death. Though ruled a probable suicide, friends and family doubt she killed herself since she was filming a movie at the time, and she had made plans to visit Marshalltown.
Movie Star also examines Seberg's American and international film career and civil rights-era activism, featuring exclusive on-camera interviews with Jean's family, friends and colleagues, film and civil rights historians, as well as never-before-seen private photos, home movie footage and rare movie and behind-the-scenes film clips.
Seberg made her acting debut in Otto Preminger's "Saint Joan" (1957) and starred in Hollywood films "Lilith," "Paint Your Wagon" and the blockbuster "Airport," among others. She is best known for her performance in director Jean-Luc Godard's groundbreaking French New Wave film "Breathless" (1960). Seberg made a total of 37 films.
Movie Star will screen at film festivals and in independent theaters throughout the U.S. and Europe. The documentary will be released nationally on DVD, with PBS broadcasts to follow in 2015. For more information, visit JeanSebergMovie.com.
Movie Star: The Secret Lives of Jean Seberg was funded in part with grants from Humanities Iowa, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and Iowa Arts Council. The Historical Society of Marshall County served as the fiscal sponsor for the documentary project. Any views, findings, recommendations or conclusions expressed in the film and program do not necessarily represent those of the these organizations.
Fourth Wall Films is an award-winning film and video production company specializing in historical documentaries for public television broadcast and DVD home video.
Produce Quad Cities (PQC) (formerly the Quad Cities Film Coalition) markets, promotes and assists incoming and local film, television and video production as well as encourages indigenous content creation and the entertainment content exhibition industry in the region. PQC is currently organizing film events, like the Quad City premiere of Movie Star: The Secret Lives of Jean Seberg, in the region to coincide with the Iowa Department of Cultural Affair’s upcoming exhibit “Hollywood in the Heartland” at the State Historical Building in Des Moines. "Hollywood in the Heartland" is part of a program that is being set up to salute those Iowans who have had success in motion pictures in front of the cameras and behind them as well as movies made in the State of Iowa.