Chauncey -Theater 2 Thu, Apr 18 7:00 PM
Series Info
Series:Community Collaborations
Film Info
Director:Mark Rappaport
Featuring:Mary Beth Hurt
Runtime:97 minutes
Rating:Not Rated
Year Released:1995
Production Country:USA


A Community Collaboration event presented by FilmScene and Bijou Film Board

In collaboration with the University of Iowa Department of Cinematic Arts' Paris on Film course

Purchase tickets on a pay-what-you-can sliding scale (suggested donation $10).

"You don't have to agree with Rappaport's (or Hurt's) interpretations of Seberg and her life to get something out of watching From the Journals of Jean Seberg."—Sara Boslaugh, The Arts STL

"We don't know exactly what to believe, but we have been challenged to re-interpret what we see on a screen, and to read a movie as a record of much more than simply its story."—Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

From the Journals of Jean Seberg (1995) is a profoundly illuminating exploration of Jean Seberg’s career from the brilliant filmmaker Mark Rappaport (Rock Hudson’s Home Movies). Mary Beth Hurt (The Age of Innocence) portrays Jean Seberg, who reflects on her life as it is illustrated through her work. It follows her as she is plucked from obscurity to star in Otto Preminger's Saint Joan (1957), to the critical drubbing that followed, her resurrection as a star in Godard's Breathless (1960) and through her death in 1979. From the Journals of Jean Seberg is a revelatory interrogation of film history, and women’s place in it, that examines Seberg’s involvement with the Black Panther Movement while also touching on the careers of Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave, and Clint Eastwood.

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