2012 Election again puts focus on As Goes Janesville

As Goes Janesville, so goes Mitt Romney? The Republican presidential nominee's choice of Janesville-native Paul Ryan as his running mate for the 2012 election has seen As Goes Janesville, our upcoming documentary, again thrust into the spotlight ahead of its festival run and PBS airing at 10pm on November 5th - the night before the polls open. 371 Productions filmed Paul Ryan many times during production of As Goes Janesville, but actually cut him from the final version of the film. However, they have just released new - very revealing - out takes featuring Ryan on their blog and vimeo channel. Continued

As Goes Janesville in Chicago Magazine; Tim Cullen goes indie

Set to air on PBS Independent Lens on Monday November 5th, Kartemquin's next release is As Goes Janesville, a co-production with 371 Productions.   Well ahead of that broadcast on the eve of the 2012 Election, the film - which depicts the struggles of business leaders and union workers to rebuild their lives and the town's finances after the 2008 closure of a GM plant - has been thrust into Wisconsin's turbulent political debates.   Continued

Justine Nagan's Mid-Year Letter

Happy summer from our cozy Victorian headquarters on the northside of Chicago.  We are so happy to have air-conditioning.  Despite the heat, our staff and filmmakers are working harder than ever and I felt compelled to check in with you and tell you a bit about all that's going on at Kartemquin.  Last fall as we were celebrating our 45th anniversary, I thought it was going to be a hard year to beat.  Now, almost 6 full months into 2012, we're a buzz with several exciting events and initiatives in the works to share. FILMS Continued