"A Good Man" to be featured in the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers

South Arts is bringing A Good Man to the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. This tour is organized with a goal to connect the region to independent filmmakers in a communal way.    David Simpson, editor of A Good Man, was part of the tour in 2009 with Milking the Rhino. Beyond reaching a new audience, he enjoyed blogging during the adventure that took him all over the south - complete with warm weather and beignets for breakfast.    Continued

"A Good Man" Stirs Up International Dialogue for Black History Month, Lincoln's Birthday

Post-broadcast, the requests to screen A Good Man eveywhere from film festivals to universities, keep coming in.  A Good Man is a window into the creative process and, indeed, the creative crisis of one of our nation’s most enduring, provocative artists as he explores what it means to be a good man, to be a free man, to be a citizen.  These topics are particularly pertinent during February, which is both Black History Month and the month of Lincoln's birthday.   Continued

A Good Man launches Oak Park "Films for $5ive" series

Several Kartemquin documentaries will be part of a new "Films for $5ive" documentary screening series at the Madison Street Theatre in Oak Park, Illinois, starting next Friday, January 13th at 7pm with A Good Man. The film's Associate Producer Rachel Pikelny will attend the screening.   The nine-week “Films for $5ive” series will feature 4 screenings each weekend:  Friday nights at 7pm, Saturdays at 2pm and 7pm, and Sunday afternoons at 2pm.  Each weekend will feature 2 films, each of which will screen twice, with each weekend’s films focusing loosely on a global theme and offering different perspectives.  As often as schedules will allow, the directors, producers and others involved in the making of the films will be present to discuss their work following each event. Continued

Gordon Quinn: A Man with a Movie Camera

In These Times profiles Kartemquin founder Gordon Quinn in the final article of a 3-part series on Kartemquin's 45th anniversary in Gordon Quinn: A Man with a Movie Camera.   In the interview with David Moberg, Gordon reveals the story behind Kartemquin's very first camera, why Trick Bag is similar to The Interrupters, how the organization has evolved into stages over the decades (we're now in the "third stage" according to Gordon), and why he thinks this is "a great period for documentary."   Continued

50% off everything in the Kartemquin store

We are giving thanks to you for all the amazing support we've received in 2011, and offering 50% off purchases in the Kartemquin store! Use the coupon code KTQHOLIDAY11 from now until December 19th and grab a perfect holiday gift for the documentary lover in your life!   New items in the store include the DVD of A Good Man, our PBS American Masters documentary on choreographer Bill T. Jones' creation of a work about Abraham Lincoln, plus everything else we have on DVD, from Hoop Dreams to Home for Life, and Taylor Chain to Typeface! Continued

18 IDFA screenings for Kartemquin films

The International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) begins this week, and Kartemquin is honored to have a total of eighteen screenings of seven different films at the prestigious Dutch festival, the world's largest documentary-specific event. A number of these screenings are already sold out Continued

A Good Man World Television Premiere on PBS Tonight

  A Good Man has its World Television Premiere tonight on American Masters on PBS, as a part of their PBS Fall Arts Festival. The film is set to air today at 9pm E.T. (check local listings). The DVD of the film will also be released today.   The film’s co-directors, Gordon Quinn of Kartemquin Films and Bob Hercules of Media Process Group, follow Bill T. Jones for 2 years as he creates a new dance-theatre work based on the legacy of Abraham Lincoln for the Ravinia Festival.   Continued

Gordon Quinn interviewed at Virginia Film Festival

Listen to a Virginia Film Festival interview with Kartemquin co-founder and artistic director Gordon Quinn from this past weekend. Virginia Film Festival honored Kartemquin's 45th anniversary with screenings of 8 of our films (plus the special Bill T. Jones performance film 100 Migrations), and Gordon Quinn, executive director Justine Nagan, and senior producer Steve James all attended.   In conversation with Sean McCord, Gordon traces the 45 year history of Kartemquin. Here's some highlights: Continued