The Ongoing Impact of At the Death House Door

The impact of At the Death House Door is highlighted by two very different events this week. A compelling profile of Rev. Carroll Pickett, former Prison Chaplain of the death house at "Walls" Prisoner in Huntsville, Texas, who presided over 95 executions, Peter Gilbert and Steve James' Kartemquin film for IFC has changed many people's thinking over the merits of the death penalty since it's 2008 release. This Friday in Charlotte, North Carolina, the film will be screened and discussed as part of an event designed to defend the 2009 North Carolina Racial Justice Act, due for a repeal vote in the N.C. Senate. A panel discussion will follow with Darryl Hunt, who spent nearly 19 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Continued

Full Frame dates announced for A Good Man and The Interrupters

The Full Frame International Documentary Film Festival has announced screening dates and time for Kartemquin's A Good Man and The Interrupters today. A Good Man will have its World Premiere at the festival on Sunday April 17th at 2pm. Co-Directors Gordon Quinn and Bob Hercules will attend, as will the documentary's mesmeric subject, choreographer Bill T. Jones, and other members of the production crew. Be sure not to miss what promises to be an momentous occasion. Gordon Quinn also attended last year, where Taylor Chain was shown as part of a retrospective thematic program. Continued

Sister Helen Prejean to host At the Death House Door screening

Sister Helen Prejean, one of the nation's leading advocates against the death penalty, will present a special free screening of At the Death House Door as part of Mercer University's Martin Luther King Jr. Day Freedom Lecture series. The screening takes place on Sunday January 16th at 1.30pm in Macon, Georgia. Other events over the weekend include a screening of Dead Man Walking, the film based on Sister Prejean's best-selling memoir, her lecture, and a writing workshop. Get more information. Continued

Kartemquin Films on Netflix

You wanted it, you got it. Here is a complete list of all the Kartemquin Films currently available on Netflix. With the films listed as "Save to Queue", if enough people add them to their queue, they become available for shipping. So help Kartemquin and do it now! Happy watching! Save to Queue Prisoner of Her Past Typeface   Watch Instantly and DVD Hoop Dreams Continued