It’s official! This year’s special guests at the IIFF are Director/Actor Richard Benjamin (Catch 22,
The Sunshine Boys and Goodbye, Columbus) and wife actress Paula Prentiss (The Stepford
Wives and Where The Boys Are) and director Randal Kleiser (Big Top PeeWee and The Blue
Kleiser will be bringing his virtual reality film, Defrost, which showed earlier this year at the
Sundance Festival and was produced by festival co-founder Tanna Frederick who is also a
member of the cast.
Also this year we’ll be showing the documentary film, Movie Star: The Secret Lives of Jean Seberg,
made by festival favorites Kelly and Tammy Rundle and Garry McGee, about the life of the young
actress who was born in Marshalltown and went onto international fame and notoriety.
Henry Jaglom’s latest film, Ovation, which stars Tanna Frederick and has been getting strong
reviews will be shown on Saturday night. Many of the other selected films have a strong Iowa
Perhaps the biggest news is that admission to this year’s festival is free which is our way of
welcoming as many people as we can to this important cultural event.