Kartemquin and Freep Film Festival Partner on Midwest Documentary Filmmaker Sustainability Conversation

We're excited to share that Kartemquin Films is partnering with Freep Film Festival, held April 10-14 in Detroit, to host a conversation on filmmaker sustainability and a special rough cut lab. Both events bring to Detroit for the first time initiatives and expertise Kartemquin has pioneered as part of its acclaimed filmmaker development programs and advocacy on behalf of the documentary field. Continued

Minding the Gap earns 5 Critics' Choice Award nominations; America to Me nominated for Best Limited Doc Series

We are thrilled to share two Kartemquin films, Minding the Gap and America to Me have earned nominations for the 2018 Critics' Choice Awards. Minding the Gap is the second-most nominated film this year, with five nominations total. Read the full list of nominees in IndieWire. Nominations for Minding the Gap: Best Documentary Best Director Best First Time Director Best Sports Documentary Best Cinematography Continued

Episode 2 of America to Me airs tonight on STARZ, still 2018's best-reviewed original TV show

"Some documentary makers are adept at addressing the structural forces that govern society, and others are skilled at emotional, character-driven storytelling, but few do both simultaneously with the richness and precision of Steve James." – Akiva Gottlieb, Los Angeles Times The first episode of the 10-part docu-series from director Steve James premiered last Sunday, August 26 on STARZ not only to wide critical acclaim, but also marked the kick-off of a multitude of watch parties and episode discussions across the country – including at Oak Park and River Forest High School. Want to host a watch party? Learn more about the America to Me Real Talk social impact campaign here. Continued

America to Me kicks off 10-city tour, on Starz Sunday

America to Me, the 10-part documentary series from director Steve James, begins a nationwide 10-city tour tomorrow, August 24, in Atlanta, GA. The tour is part of the America to Me "Real Talk" civic engagement and educational outreach campaign launched by Participant Media alongside the release of the series, which premieres on STARZ this Sunday, August 26 at 10pm ET/9pm CT. The campaign aims to inspire dialogue and action around the issues of race and equity highlighted in the docu-series. Continued

America to Me premieres to sold-out crowds in Oak Park, Chicago

Audiences turned out in droves for two special preview screenings this week of the upcoming docu-series America to Me by Steve James. The series airs on Starz beginning August 26, 9PM CST. The epic 10-part series follows students, teachers and administrators in suburban Chicago's Oak Park and River Forest High School, one of the country's most exemplary and diverse public schools, over the course of a year as they grapple with decades-long racial and educational inequities – in addition to the challenges that today's teenagers face. The first-ever public screening in Oak Park of episodes one and two of the series took place on Monday, August 13th at the Lake Theatre, and was presented by Kartemquin Films, Participant Media, Starz, and Oak Park and River Forest High School. All 500-plus free tickets to the event were reserved in less than an hour. Continued

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