Jean Seberg and Jean-Paul Belmondo in Jean-Luc Godard's cinema classic Breathless.
The award-winning documentary Movie Star: The Secret Lives of Jean Seberg by Emmy® nominated filmmakers Garry McGee, Kelly Rundle and Tammy Rundle will be showcased at the Orpheum Theater Center (The O) in Jean's hometown of Marshalltown, Iowa November 13-14. The film kicks off Jean's birthday weekend at The O, which will include an expansive exhibit dedicated to the international film star, and a concert by the popular music duo Mark and Amy Adams-Westin of Amy & Adams--including music featured in the documentary. The film presentation is sponsored by the Marshalltown Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The Orpheum Theater Center in Marshalltown, Iowa.
"A building-wide exhibit will open on Friday, November 13, featuring Seberg photos, posters, and memorabilia," said Orpheum Director Michael Oxley. "Featured prominently are materials donated to our collection by Kendall Natvig, in particular gorgeous large-format movie posters. The Seberg exhibit will be on display throughout January 2016."
Orpheum Theater Center Director Michael Oxley onstage at The O.
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.
The film won the top Award of Excellence this year from the Iowa Motion Picture Association and Best Documentary at the Landlocked Film Festival.
"Movie Star: The Secret Lives of Jean Seberg" filmmakers Garry McGee, Tammy Rundle and Kelly Rundle.
Movie Star: The Secret Lives of Jean Seberg will screen on Friday, November 13 at 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday, November 14 at 1:00 p.m. The filmmakers will be on-hand at both screenings for a Q&A following the film.
Mark and Amy Adams-Westin of Amy & Adams will give a special concert at The O during Jean Seberg's birthday weekend.
"In addition to the film screening on Saturday, November 14th, viewers will have the opportunity to see the exhibit, and enjoy music by Amy & Adams, who have a long association with The O," said Oxley. "The Minnesota-based duo will offer an evening of great tunes from the 1920s through the 60s, as well as their own infectious original songs, all wrapped in lush accompaniments and stunning vocal harmonies."
Amy & Adams take the stage in the O’s Black Box at 7:30 pm.
• Movie Star: $8
• Amy & Adams: $10
• Combined Film & Concert (November 14th only): $15
Advance ticket reservations are recommended by calling 641.844.5920.
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.
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.