A Good Man excerpts released ahead of PBS premiere

As excitement builds for the 9pm (ET/PT), November 11th PBS American Masters premiere of A Good Man, a number of out-takes and extra scenes are now online.   The film follows the Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Company over two years as they create a work based on the life of Abraham Lincoln. In this clip from ITVS, get a peek inside the editing of A Good Man as the filmmaking team discuss and dissect a scene that eventually had to be left On the Cutting Room Floor.   Continued

Seven Kartemquin Films to screen at IDFA 2011

The International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) has announced its 2011 line-up, which includes A Good Man and The Interrupters. The festival, regularly cited as Europe's premier documentary event, runs November 16-27. This will mark the 7th festival of our 45th anniversary year in which the two films have screened together, and the two will be part of 7 total Kartemquin films screening at IDFA.   A Good Man and The Interrupters screen in the 'Masters' section of the festival, along with new works by some of the most acclaimed documentary filmmakers alive. The films' respective directors Steve James and Gordon Quinn will attend for Kartemquin.   Continued

Virginia Film Festival announces Kartemquin retrospective

An eight-film retrospective spanning every decade of Kartemquin Films' 45 year history will be part of the 2011 Virginia Film Festival this November 3-9, 2001. The tribute will include the state premieres of our new releases The Interrupters and A Good Man, with appearances from Bill T. Jones and co-director Gordon Quinn, and The Interrupters, with director Steve James present. Both Steve James and Gordon Quinn were born in Virginia.   Continued

DOC NYC takes two Kartemquin Films

Kartemquin is honored to have its two 2011 releases A Good Man and The Interrupters selected for screening at the DOC NYC Festival in New York this November.   A Good Man will screen in its New York City premiere at 11:45 AM, Saturday, November 5 at IFC Center. Tickets are available now. The film, about New York icon Bill T. Jones taking on the legacy of Abraham Lincoln, aptly plays in the DOC NYC "Icons" section, characterized by "Films that bring fresh insights into maverick personalities." Co-director Bob Hercules is attending the screening, along with Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Dance Comapny artistic director Janet Wong. This is one not to be missed!   Continued

Trailer for Bill T. Jones: A Good Man

A new Bill T. Jones: A Good Man video is now available for viewing via the PBS website. Watch renowned choreographer Bill T. Jones discuss what the film represents to him by clicking here. The film, which follows Mr. Jones over a two year time frame as he faces the challenges of creating an original dance-theater piece in honor of Abraham Lincoln's Bicentennial, will air on PBS American Masters on 11/11/11.    The film is screening this weekend on October 1st at 7:15pm and October 2nd at 12:15pm at the Milwaukee Film Festival, with the screening on October 1st to be followed by a Q&A with co-director Gordon Quinn and Justine Nagan. Continued

A Good Man now twice as nice

To ensure as many people as possible pack the Gene Siskel Film Center for the remainder of the Chicago run of A Good Man, Kartemquin and the Siskel Center are offering a 2 for 1 ticket deal from now until Thursday! Simply state the code "AGM" in person at the Siskel Center box office (164 N State st, Chicago, IL).   A Good Man takes you behind the scenes and inside the mind of Bill T. Jones, the controversial two-time Tony Award winning choreographer, as he and his company create a dance-theatre performance inspired by Abraham Lincoln's legacy. The film has been universally praised by Chicago critics - now it is your turn to decide! Get showtimes and watch a trailer.   Continued

A Good Man opens tonight in Chicago!

A Good Man has its Chicago premiere tonight at the Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St. Ticket holders for both performances (6:15pm & 8:15pm) are invited to a reception with the filmmakers and Kartemquin staff. Join us tonight or get tickets for the one week run!   Ahead of the opening the Chicago press has been universally positive in reviewing the film, which follows Bill T. Jones for 2 years, from commission to performance, as he creates a new dance-theatre work based on the legacy of Abraham Lincoln for the Ravinia Festival.   Continued