Actress Jean Seberg is the subject of the new award-winning documentary "Movie Star: The Secret Lives of Jean Seberg".
The award-winning documentary Movie Star: The Secret Lives of Jean Seberg is an Official Selection at the 2015 Landlocked Film Festival. The documentary film produced by Emmy® nominated filmmakers Garry McGee and Kelly Rundle & Tammy Rundle will screen at the Iowa City film festival held August 14-16.
Movie Star: The Secret Lives of Jean Seberg is the first documentary film to focus on the private side of the famous actress Jean Seberg. 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, including her sister Mary Ann Seberg and former husband Francois Moreuil (Playtime); friends and film colleagues, including Mylene Demongeot (Bonjour Tristesse) and film producer/director Nicolas Gessner (Diamonds are Brittle); scholars, including film historian Dr. Rich Ness, civil rights scholars Dr. Horace Porter, Dr. Jane Simonsen 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, which recently won "The Award of Excellence" from the Iowa Motion Picture Association, 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. They are currently in production on the documentary The Barn Raisers (to be released in 2016), and the docudrama Sons & Daughters of Thunder (to be released in February 2016). Their new documentary River to River: Iowa's Forgotten Highway 6 will premiere in September 2015.
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.