Join us for the 7th annual festival honoring Marshalltown native and international icon Jean Seberg!
This year’s event, ‘From Stage to Screen’ features traditional and new elements, including a ‘People’s Choice’ art exhibit/competition. We are pleased to bring back the ‘Guided Legacy Tour’ and to welcome back Cedric Pulford and Jude Rawlins from England, each of whom will moderate a session. And we are delighted that Director Nicolas Gessner and his wife will be joining us from Paris for their first festival.
The festival opens Friday night with the unveiling of the art exhibit, music by festival favorites ‘Amy and Adams’, hors d’oeuvres, awarding of the Jean Seberg Drama and Outstanding Service Awards and, as a special treat, a few words from Jean’s sister, MaryAnn. Attendees will then enjoy a ‘Readers Theater’ of key scenes from several plays Jean performed in before fame came calling. Director Dave Engel and his cast are sure to make this a memorable event.
Saturday includes breakout sessions on Jean’s social activism and continued presence in worldwide media, a screening of her film Diamonds Are Brittle (after which Director Nicolas Gessner will hold a Q&A session), options for a guided (or self-guided) tour to places of import in Jean’s life, a chance for attendees to have their memories of Jean recorded, and a screening of fan-favorite Paint Your Wagon.
Sunday brings a recap of Sight and Sounds from Festivals Past, a second opportunity for attendees to record their memories, commentary and scenes from the French documentary Eternelle and the awarding of the 'People’s Choice’ art award winner.
As always, the Orpheum’s extensive collection of memorabilia of Jean’s life and career will be accessible to the public for the duration of the festival.
Treat yourself to JSFA 2017 and learn more about the girl the world has never forgotten.
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2017 Jean Seberg Festival of the Arts
~Schedule of Events~
5:30 Building opens/art exhibit & black book display open
6-7:30 Opening reception & Awards Ceremony, Black Box; Amy & Adams music
7:45-9:15 Reader’s Theater: Scenes from Sabrina Fair&Stardust, directed by David Engle, movie theater
9:30 building opens/art exhibit & black book display open
10-11:30 Roundtable- Jean Forever Relevant- Moderator, Cedric Pulford, Black Box
$5 11:45 – 1pmGuided Legacy Tour, led by Jeanine Loros
“Memories of Jean” experience
1:15-2:15 – Symposium- Rebel Without a Pause- Speaker, Jude Rawlins, Black Box
$6 2:30 – 4:30 – Film-Diamonds Are Brittle followed by Q & A with Director Nicolas Gessner, movie theater
$6 6:00 – 8:15Screening,Paint Your Wagon– movie theater
9:30 building opens/art exhibit & black book display open also “Sights and Sounds of Previous Festivals’ in movie theater(runs 1 hour)
10 – 10:30 -2nd offering, ‘Memories of Jean’ experience
10:30-11:45- Presentation/scens from film – ‘Eternelle’ – movie theater
11:45- Announcement of ‘People’s Choice’ winner & closing remarks.