'63 Boycott wins Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary Short at the Nashville Film Festival

This past weekend '63 Boycott, a film by Rachel Dickson, Tracye A. Matthews and Gordon Quinn, won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary Short at the Nashville Film Festival. The win makes the film eligible for submission to the 2019 Academy Awards. Previously, the film won the Audience Award for Best Documentary Short at the 2018 Pan African Film + Arts Festival (the film's LA premiere), and made its New York premiere at the Museum of Modern Art's 2018 Documentary Fortnight. The film next screens at the Adrian International Film Festival on Saturday, May 19th, and the African Diaspora Cinema Festival in Florence, Italy, running July 5-8. Continued

In memory of Art Shay

Kartemquin is deeply saddened by the passing of Art Shay, one the country's most renowned photographers who snapped countless celebrities and pivotal moments of the 20th century. Shay graciously shared his photos of the 1963 Chicago Public Schools Boycott with the filmmaking team of our 2017 film '63 Boycott. The filmmakers of '63 Boycott posted the videos to the film's website, where individuals could identify themselves or other participants as members of the protest. "Art was the premiere photographer in Chicago. We had both filmed the 1963 Chicago Public Schools Boycott, and over the last few years we got to know each other well. He will be missed greatly, but his work lives on as part of the legacy of the city," said Gordon Quinn, Artistic Director and co-founder of Kartemquin Films. Continued

'63 Boycott wins Audience Award for Best Documentary Short at PAFF!

'63 Boycott, a film by Rachel Dickson, Tracye A. Matthews, and Gordon Quinn took home the Audience Award for Best Documentary Short at the Pan African Film + Arts Festival this past week following its LA premiere at the fest on Thursday, February 15! The film made its New York City premiere the following Monday, February 19 at The Museum of Modern Art's 2018 Documentary Fortnight. ’63 Boycott: Documentary short reveals the cyclical nature of racism and resistance through protest, using archival and contemporary footage Continued

'63 Boycott has LA premiere tomorrow at PAFF

'63 Boycott, a film by Rachel Dickson, Tracye A. Matthews and Gordon Quinn, will have its Los Angeles premiere at the Pan African Film + Arts Festival on February 13 at 6:25PM. Purchase tickets here. All three filmmakers will be in attendance. The film will have a second showing at the festival on February 15 at 3:30PM. Purchase tickets here. In both programs, the film will screen with Brooks People, a film by Shahari Moore –– a graduate of our Diverse Voices in Docs program! Continued

'63 Boycott to have NYC premiere at MoMA's Doc Fortnight 2018

'63 Boycott, a film by Rachel Dickson, Tracye A. Matthews and Gordon Quinn, will have its New York City premiere at Doc Fortnight 2018 as part of the 17th Annual International Festival of Nonfiction Film and Media at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). '63 Boycott will screen on Monday, February 19 at 1:00PM, preceding the film Black Memorabilia by Chico Colvard. Filmmakers in attendance. Doc Fortnight, MoMA's annual international festival of nonfiction film, returns for its 17th year with 12 days of innovative approaches to documentary filmmaking from February 15-26. '63 Boycott is also slated to have its LA premiere at the Pan African Film + Arts Festival, running February 8th-19th. About '63 Boycott Continued

'63 Boycott world premieres this weekend; Edith+Eddie has Chicago premiere!

54 years in the making, '63 Boycott world premieres this weekend at the Chicago International Film Festival on October 22 at 3:30PM, alongside Kartemquin short Edith+Eddie's Chicago premiere, in a program entitled Can't Turn Back at the fest. Tickets available for purchase here. The film, the story of the ongoing struggle for racial equity in Chicago Public Schools spanning from the historic 1963 Chicago Public School boycott to the present, will have its world premiere on the 54th anniversary of the boycott. Filmmakers Rachel Dickson, Tracye A. Matthews and Gordon Quinn as well as the film's subjects will be in attendance. Continued

'63 Boycott world premieres at Chicago International Film Festival; Edith+Eddie Chicago premieres at fest

Kartemquin Films is pleased to announce the world premiere of '63 Boycott and the Chicago premiere of Edith+Eddie at the 2017 Chicago International Film Festival. The short documentaries '63 Boycott and Edith+Eddie will screen together in a program entitled ‘Can’t Turn Back’ on October 22, 2017 at 3:30PM at the AMC River East, with the filmmakers attending. Tickets available here. Continued

SLIFF honors Gordon Quinn with Maysles Brothers Lifetime Achievement Award; celebrates #KTQ50

The St. Louis International Film Festival will be honoring Kartemquin co-founder and Artistic Director Gordon Quinn with the Maysles Brothers Lifetime Achievement Award in Documentary on Sunday, November 6th. In celebration of Quinn, SLIFF will be screening a preview of the work-in-progress '63 Boycott, as well as Kartemquin classics Trick Bag and Winnie Wright, Age 11. Continued

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