Hoop Dreams lives on in Scholarship Fund

On February 27th, Gordon Quinn and Peter Gilbert represented Kartemquin at the 10th Anniversary Hoop Dreams Scholarship Fund event at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington DC. The fund has been providing opportunities for inner-city DC public school children since 1996. Peter Gilbert reflected on the event: "For Gordon and I, it was an exciting evening. Hoop Dreams was a work of passion for all of us at Kartemquin. Seeing the film used as the inspiration for such a wonderful and important organization 10 years after the release of the film was heartwarming. We all make social issue films with the hope that they will make some small impact in the community. Being at The Hoop Dreams Scholarship Foundation anniversary gave us great joy in knowing that we played just a small part in a wonderful organization that carries the film’s name." Continued

Stevie Japanese Theatrical Premiere!

Stevie will begin its premiere theatrical run in Japan at the "Pole-Pole Higashinakano" Theater in Tokyo, on Saturday, February 18th, 2006. Director/Producer Steve James and Producer Adam Singer will have a Q&A session following the 10:45AM, 1:40PM, 4:35PM and the 7:30PM screenings on Feb. 18th. They will also be there to answer questions after the 10:45AM and 1:40pm showings on Feb. 19th. Additionally, Hoop Dreams will show all night at the same theatre on February 18th. Stevie will run at the Pole-Pole through Friday, March 17, 2006. Daily Screening schedule: 10:45AM/ 1:40PM/ 4:35PM/ 7:30PM Continued

Hoop Dreams added to National Film Registry

On December 20th, the Library of Congress announced that Kartemquin Films' 1994 documentary Hoop Dreams was chosen as a part of the 2005 annual selection of 25 films to be added to the National Film Registry. This year's collection includes Miracle on 34th Street, 1906 San Francisco earthquake footage and The Sting. The registry was created in 1989 and contains 400 films, in addition to the latest selections. Hoop Dreams Executive Producer Gordon Quinn remarked, "The National Film Registry selection of Hoop Dreams is a great honor for Kartemquin. The film remains a highlight of our 40 years of filmmaking, and we're very proud that the film was nominated by the public, and chosen by the Library of Congress, to be preserved as a cultural marker of our times." Continued