The 2013 Jean Seberg International Film Festival set for Nov. 15-17
Features world premiere of new documentary "Movie Star: The Secret Lives of Jean Seberg"
The Third Annual 2013 Jean Seberg International Film Festival is set for November 15 – 17, at the IVCCD Orpheum Theater Center in Marshalltown, Iowa. The three-day celebration shares the story and career of the world-renowned actress from Marshalltown. An annual event, this year celebrates what would have been Jean’s 75th birthday. Purchase your tickets today so you get a chance to witness her transformation from Marshalltown girl to Iowa actress, American activist and international icon. Schedule and ticket information can be found at www.OrpheumCenter.com.
The IVCCD Orpheum Theater Center is rolling out the red carpet, and opening the doors for a special event on Friday, Nov. 15 at 6:30 pm to celebrate the opening night of the 2013 Jean Seberg International Film Festival. The premiere party will feature a special concert by musicians Amy and Mark Adams-Westin of Amy & Adams, hors d’oeuvres and champagne in the Black Box Theater. The highlight of the night is at 8 pm with the world premiere of Emmy® nominated documentary filmmakers Kelly & Tammy Rundle and Garry McGee’s, Movie Star: The Secret Lives of Jean Seberg. The filmmakers will take part in a Q&A session following the film presentation. Tickets for opening night festivities are $25, with proceeds going to the Jean Seberg Endowment.
“She was a person, like all of us, who made good choices and bad choices,” says producer Garry McGee. “There were things that happened to her that she didn’t deserve. Jean was just trying to do what was right. You see a consistent thread throughout her life of reaching out to people who had fewer opportunities than she had.”
Movie Star: The Secret Lives of Jean Seberg is the first documentary film to focus on the private side of the famous Marshalltown native. Movie Star will also examine Seberg’s very public American and international film career, civil rights era activism, and her mysterious untimely death in Paris. The film features exclusive on-camera interviews with Jean’s family, friends and colleagues, as well as never-before-seen private photographs, home movie footage and rare movie and behind-the-scenes film clips.
“The documentary strips away the Hollywood gossip, the national media hype, and the F.B.I. propaganda to find a young woman of conscience embroiled in the important issues of her day, while also carving out a unique and important international film career,” says producer Kelly Rundle.
This year’s festival will feature eight films, two symposiums, a roundtable discussion and special guests including Seberg family members and international guests from Germany and the UK. Though it is a new year and a new experience, the goal of the festival still remains the same: to tell the story of the talented Marshalltown actress who touched the lives of many here in town, across the country and throughout the world.
Events on Saturday, Nov. 16, include showings of Saint Joan (10 am), Macho Callahan (12 pm), a second showing of Movie Star: The Secret Lives of Jean Seberg (2 pm), Breathless (4 pm), Cat and Mouse (7 pm), and Lilith (9 pm) in the Orpheum Movie House. In addition to the films will be a Roundtable Discussion (10 am), Symposium I featuring Seberg film historian Dr. Richard Ness (12 pm), and Symposium II featuring Dr. Horace Porter who will speak on Seberg’s civil rights activism (4 pm) in the Black Box Theater. Admission is free for all roundtable discussions and symposiums. Tickets for movies are $5, with the exception of the Movie Star documentary, which will be $8.
On Sunday, Nov. 17, the Orpheum Movie House will be showing Kill! (11 am), Bonjour Tristesse (1 pm), and the final screening of Movie Star: The Secret Lives of Jean Seberg (3 pm).
The Jean Seberg International Film Festival is made possible by a generous private donation and funding provided by the Marshalltown Medical and Surgical Center, Marshalltown Convention and Visitors Bureau and Iowa Valley Community College District. Additional information can be found on the Orpheum Theater Center website at www.OrpheumCenter.com. The IVCCD Orpheum Theater Center is located at 220 E. Main Street, Marshalltown, Iowa. Tickets may be purchased by calling 641-844-5909.
The Orpheum Theater Center is owned and operated by the Iowa Valley Community College District.