Marshalltown, Iowa is once again getting ready to welcome Jean Seberg enthusiasts and fans from around the world to the 4th Annual Jean Seberg Internatonal Film Festival. This year's festival theme is "Inspired. Inspiring."
Festivities open Friday, November 21 at 6:30 p.m. with a special Kick-Off Event featuring music, appetizers, cash bar and awards in the Orpheum Theater's Black Box Theater. Tickets are $25/pp and include the 8pm special screening of the film that inspired Jean to become an actress, The Men starring Marlon Brando.
The festival continues Saturday, November 22-Sunday, November 23, 2014 with screenings of several of Jean's films in the Orpheum's Movie House, including Breathless, The Mouse that Roared, Airport, In the French Style and A Fine Madness. Admission to each film is $5/pp and can be purchased the day of the show. For a detailed schedule, click HERE.
A special 4-minute music montage was created for the festival and features the song There There Jean Seberg by singer/songwriter Glenn Thomson (Perth, Australia) and images from the Jean Seberg Archives. The montage was produced by videographer Karyn Pickering, and the 'guardian of the Jean Seberg Archives', Nancy Adams. It will screen free on Sunday morning at 9AM.
Free symposiums and an exhibit of the Orpheum's Jean Seberg Collection will also be available throughout the weekend.
International guests British journalist and writer Cedric Pulford (Two Kingdoms of Uganda; JournoLISTS: 201 Ways to Improve Your Journalism) and Jude Rawlins, vocalist & songwriter of the London-based band Subterraneans, will attend the festival, as well as Jean's family and friends. Filmmaker and Emmy-nominated writer Garry McGee (documentary films Movie Star: The Secret Lives of Jean Seberg--a co-production with Tammy & Kelly Rundle of Fourth Wall Films; The Last Wright; the book Jean Seberg: Breathless) will also attend the event.
The Orpheum Theater Center is located at 220 E. Main Street in Marshalltown, Iowa. For more information, contact Nancy Adams at Nancy.Adams@iavalley.edu.