On Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 10 a.m., the Unitarian Universalist Church in Davenport will host a special presentation by Emmy-nominated filmmakers Kelly & Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films (Country School: One Room - One Nation; Lost Nation: The Ioway 1, 2&3, Villisca: Living with a Mystery).
The Rundles will present a forum on two extraordinary women a century apart who were driven to social justice issues and racial freedom--Harriet Beecher Stowe and Jean Seberg.
The 50-minute forum will include excerpts from the Rundles' new films: the docudrama Sons & Daughters of Thunder, which portrays the awakening of a young Harriet Beecher (Stowe) to the horrors of slavery in 1834 during the dramatic Lane Seminary Debates in Cincinnati, Ohio led by abolitionist Theodore Weld. Beecher-Stowe went on to write the influential novel Uncle Tom's Cabin; and their critically-acclaimed documentary Movie Star: The Secret Lives of Jean Seberg, which will be released nationally in 2018.
Movie Star is co-produced by Fourth Wall Films and the Emmy-nominated writer/filmmaker Garry McGee of McMarr, Ltd. McGee has written several books on Seberg, including Jean Seberg--Breathless, The Films of Jean Seberg (co-author Michael Coates-smith), Neutralized: The FBI vs Jean Seberg (co-authored with Jean Russell Larson).
Seberg, an Iowa native and international film star, was active in the civil rights movement in the early 1970s and targeted with a smear campaign by J. Edgar Hoover's FBI.
The forum is free to the public and begins at 10:00 a.m. and ends by 11:00 a.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 3707 Eastern Ave, Davenport, Iowa. For more information about Sons & Daughters of Thunder and to view a teaser of the film, visit www.LaneRebelsMovie.com and the fan page on Facebook, as well as IMBD.com. For more information about Movie Star: The Secret Lives of Jean Seberg, visit www.JeanSebergMovie.com and the film's fan page on Facebook, as well as IMDB.com.