Actress Jean Seberg.
The award-winning documentary Movie Star: The Secret Lives of Jean Seberg will be showcased at the Landlocked Film Festival in the Englert Theater, 221 E Washington Street, Iowa City, on Saturday, August 15 at 8:00 p.m. The film was produced by Emmy® nominated filmmakers Garry McGee and Kelly Rundle & Tammy Rundle and is an Official Selection at the festival. (To see the trailer, click HERE.)
The Englert Theater in Iowa City will showcase Movie Star on August 15 at 8 p.m. during the Landlocked Film Festival.
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 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.
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.
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.