Actress Jean Seberg, the subject of the new documentary Movie Star: The Secret Lives of Jean Seberg by Garry McGee & Kelly and Tammy Rundle.
The Iowa Motion Picture Association (IMPA) is rolling out the red carpet for its annual gala award ceremony honoring the best of Iowa's film production industry. Among the nominees in the documentary category is Movie Star: The Secret Lives of Jean Seberg, a new documentary by Emmy® nominated filmmakers Kelly and Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films, and Garry McGee of McMarr, Ltd. The IMPA Gala Award Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Pella Opera House, 611 Franklin Street in Pella, Iowa.
The Iowa Motion Picture Association recognizes outstanding creative and technical achievement in Iowa’s moving image production industry, in all its forms -- in twenty-one Program Categories and twenty-five Craft Categories. There are two levels of recognition, the Award of Achievement and the Award of Excellence.
Actor Gary Kroeger.
The May 2 Awards will feature Iowa native Gary Kroeger as key-note speaker during the evening Gala Ceremony. Gary co-founded the Practical Theatre Company in Chicago with Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Brad Hall which led to the three becoming cast members on Saturday Night Live.
Movie Star: The Secret Lives of Jean Seberg is the first documentary film to focus on the private side of the famous Marshalltown native. Movie Star examines Seberg’s very public American and international film career, civil rights era activism, and her mysterious, untimely death in Paris. The film features exclusive on-camera interviews with Jean’s family, friends and colleagues, film historians and civil rights scholars, including Porter and former Black Panther Party leader Elaine Brown; as well as never-before-seen private photographs, home movie footage and rare movie and behind-the-scenes film clips.
The documentary will continue screening at film festivals and in art theaters throughout the U.S. and Europe in 2015/2016. The documentary will be released nationally on DVD, with broadcasts on Midwestern PBS stations following in 2016. For more information about Movie Star: The Secret Lives of Jean Seberg, visit www.JeanSebergMovie.com.
Kelly and Tammy Rundle are the owners of Fourth Wall Films, an award-winning independent film and video production company formerly located in Los Angeles, and now based in Moline, Illinois. The Rundles received a Regional Emmy® nomination for their documentary Country School: One Room – One Nation, and multiple awards for their documentaries Letters Home to Hero Street (a co-production with WQPT-PBS), Lost Nation: The Ioway 1, 2 & 3 and Villisca: Living with a Mystery.
Garry McGee is the author of “Jean Seberg: Breathless” and co-author of “Neutralized: The FBI vs Jean Seberg” and “The Films of Jean Seberg”. He received a Regional Emmy® nomination for writing the documentary The Last Wright.
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 these organizations.