Axe Murder Documentary Official Selection at Landlocked Film Festival

Award-winning "Villisca: Living with a Mystery," a documentary about the unsolved murders of 8 in Villisca, Iowa, is an Official Selection at the Landlocked International Film Festival. The axe murder film continues to draw large audiences.

Moline, IL, July 27, 2007 --( The award-winning documentary “Villisca: Living with a Mystery”, by Kelly and Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films, is an Official Selection at the new Landlocked International Film Festival in Iowa City.

The documentary details the 1912 late night axe murders of the entire Josiah Moore family of six, and two young overnight guests, and the affect the crime had on Villisca, a small Southwest Iowa town. The still-unsolved axe murder created a lasting community split over the guilt or innocence of a local State Senator, and produced three sensational trials in Red Oak, Iowa.

“The competition was incredibly fierce and we were bowled over by the high quality films that we received during our inaugural year,” said Festival Co-Director, Bruce Heppner-Elgin. “Villisca” is such a great example of the good films that are being produced in Iowa.”

The Landlocked International Film Festival will present documentaries, dramas, shorts, animation and experimental movies from 3 minutes to 2 hours in length. The festival takes place August 9-11 in downtown Iowa City, and all screenings are free to the public. “Villisca” will screen at the Englert Theater on Friday, August 10 at 9:30pm, and Saturday, August 11 at 12pm at the Sheraton.

The Rundles are the owners of Fourth Wall Films, an independent film and video production company formerly located in Los Angeles, and now based in Moline, Illinois.

Fourth Wall Films
Kelly Rundle, Producer-Director