The award-winning documentary Movie Star: The Secret Lives of Jean Seberg by Emmy® nominated filmmakers Garry McGee, Kelly Rundle and Tammy Rundle received the top award in the Documentary Feature category at the 9th Annual Landlocked Film Festival in Iowa City over the weekend.
Movie Star: The Secret Lives of Jean Seberg is the first documentary film to focus on the private side of the famous actress and examines Seberg’s very public American and international film career, civil rights era activism, and her mysterious, untimely death in Paris.
In addition to the Landlocked Film Festival award, Movie Star received the top Award of Excellence from the Iowa Motion Picture Association.
The Rundles have received two Mid-America Emmy® nominations: one for their documentary co-produced with WQPT, Letters Home to Hero Street, and one for Country School: One Room – One Nation. They have received multiple awards for their other documentary films, including Lost Nation: The Ioway 1, 2 & 3.
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.