A film about Iowa native Jean Seberg, co-produced by Moline filmmakers Kelly and Tammy Rundle, has been named the year's top documentary by the Iowa Motion Picture Association, or IMPA.
"Movie Star: The Secret Lives of Jean Seberg" told the story of the Marshalltown, Iowa, native, including her film career, civil rights-era activism, and her mysterious and untimely death in Paris.
The documentary received an award of excellence from the IMPA at its awards earlier this month in Pella.
"Jean's life and legacy have not yet been fully embraced by her home state," producer/director Kelly Rundle said in a news release. "We are grateful to the IMPA for honoring Iowa's own Jean Seberg with this special award."
The third producer-director was Garry McGee, the author of "Jean Seberg: Breathless" and co-author of "Neutralized: The FBI vs Jean Seberg" and "The Films of Jean Seberg."
The documentary will continue screening at film festivals and in art theaters throughout the U.S. and Europe in 2015-16. The documentary will be released nationally on DVD, with broadcasts on Midwestern Public Broadcasting Service TV stations following in 2016.
The movie had its Quad-City premiere in March 2014.
Also recognized by the IMPA were Dave Juehring of Bettendorf, an award of achievement for best actor in the comedy "Field Freak," produced and directed by Stephen Folker; and Paul Kakert of Davenport, awards of achievement for his documentary and as director of photography for "West by Orphan Train."