Movie Star: The Secret Lives of Jean Seberg is an Official Selection at the LA Femme International Film Festival (LAFIFF) in Beverly Hills, California and will screen at the Laemmle Music Hall Theater, 9035 Wilshire Blvd. on Friday, October 21 at 2:00 p.m. The film produced by Emmy® nominated filmmakers Kelly Rundle and Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films and Garry McGee of McMarr, Ltd. is among 100 films selected at the reputable film festival.
“We are honored that Movie Star: The Secret Lives of Jean Seberg is among so many great films featured at LAFIFF,” said co-producer Tammy Rundle. “We are looking forward to sharing Jean’s story with a new audience in Beverly Hills.”
Seventeen-year-old Jean Seberg tries out for Saint Jean.
Selected from 18,000 aspiring actresses at age 17, Marshalltown, Iowa’s Jean Seberg made her acting debut in Otto Preminger’s 1957 Saint Joan and starred in Hollywood films Lilith, Paint Your Wagon, and the blockbuster Airport, among others. She is best known for her performance in director Jean-Luc Godard’s groundbreaking French New Wave film Breathless. Movie Star 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 1979.
Actress/Activist/Icon Jean Seberg.
The film features exclusive on-camera interviews with Seberg’s family, friends and film colleagues, 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.
LAFIFF is a four-day festival that screens more than 100 films and hosts special screenings, seminars, and networking mixers. The 2016 festival is the 12th season launching October 20-23, 2016 at the Laemmle Theatres in Beverly Hills on Wilshire Blvd. with amazing seminars sponsored by SAG-AFTRA, WGA West, The Governor's Office of Film and Entertainment State of Florida, and Columbia College Hollywood. Go to www.lafemme.org to purchase Tickets. The festival culminates Sunday night, October 23 with an Awards Show honoring and celebrating Female Hollywood Entertainment Professionals and Celebrities.
The 12th Annual LA Femme International Film Festival is sponsored by CBS Entertainment Diversity, Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE), and Comcast NBC Universal are leading the key sponsors for this year's festival. The festival will take place from October 20- 23 at the Laemmle Theatres in Beverly Hills.
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. In addition to being an Official Selection at the LAFIFF, the film won the Iowa Motion Picture Association’s top Award of Excellence in a Documentary, the Award of Excellence from the Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards in Los Angeles, and Best Documentary at the Landlocked Film Festival and the Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival.
Kelly and Tammy Rundle received a Regional Emmy® nomination for their documentaries River to River: Iowa’s Forgotten Highway 6, Letters Home to Hero Street (co-produced with WQPT) and Country School: One Room – One Nation. 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.
A celebration of Jean's life and legacy takes place each year in her hometown of Marshalltown, Iowa at the Jean Seberg Festival of the Arts. This year's event will be held November 4-5, 2016 at the Orpheum Theater Center, where Jean's first film Saint Joan premiered in 1957. The theater is located at 220 E Main St, Marshalltown. For more information, schedule and tickets visit Jean Seberg at the O!