#KTQ50: Watch Mapping Stell Cell Research: Terra Incognita for free all week

From today until next Friday, July 15th, the free KTQ50 film is Mapping Stem Cell Research: Terra Incognita (2007). "This excellent Kartemquin Films documentary is a multifaceted unpacking and demythification of a loaded subject." — Jonathan Rosenbaum, The Chicago Reader Mapping Stem Cell Research: Terra Incognita is a Peabody Award-winning documentary that puts a human face on the crucial debate over stem cell research. Continued

Kartemquin opens up archives for historic exhibition

Ahead of our 50th anniversary celebration on June 24th at the Harris Theater Rooftop, we open our archives to the Chicago public with the exhibition “Kartemquin Films 1966-2016: Democracy through Documentary” opening on May 21st and running through August 20th at Expo 72 (72 E. Randolph St, Chicago, IL, 60601). RSVP here to join us for the opening night reception and preview from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m on Friday, May 20. Continued

Grasshopper Film Acquires Kartemquin’s In the Game

In the Game set to screen at SXSWedu in March, Chicago Latino Film Festival in April Grasshopper Film has acquired the VOD and non-theatrical rights to In the Game, a documentary following four years in the life of a girls’ soccer team at a Chicago inner city high school, from producers Kartemquin Films and Peabody-award-winning director Maria Finitzo (Mapping Stem Cell Research: Terra Incognita). The deal comes ahead of In the Game screening at SXSWedu 2016 on March 7, and in a special presentation at the 2016 Chicago Latino Film Festival on April 19. Continued

Kartemquin and Fandor to Jointly Release Films

Fandor, the leading curated subscription streaming service for independent and international films, announced today that they will jointly release over thirty films made and distributed by legendary Chicago documentary production studio Kartemquin Films, sixteen of which debut today. The move underscores Fandor and Kartemquin’s commitment to providing extraordinary cinema to an ever-growing audience of film enthusiasts. “I have greatly admired the remarkable work of Kartemquin Films for decades,” stated Jonathan Marlow, co-founder and Chief Content Officer of Fandor. “We are absolutely delighted to add their phenomenal documentaries to the Fandor service.” Continued

Kartemquin at the Chicago International Film Festival

There are many opportunities to see Kartemquin films here in our beloved Chicago this October. These include the world premieres of On Beauty and The School Project, and a special Chicago International Film Festival screening of Life Itself. The late addition of Life Itself to the 50th Chicago Film Festival, which begins today, was just announced this week along with a new award that will be named after Roger Ebert. Life Itself director Steve James and star Chaz Ebert will both attending the screening on October 22nd. Read more about it here, and get tickets here. Continued

Two Kartemquin Films now 50% off on iTunes

Award-winning Kartemquin films Mapping Stem Cell Research: Terra Incognita and Milking the Rhino are available for purchase from iTunes at 50% off their regular price from now until October 17th! The promotion is part of the PBS Indies sale on iTunes.   Mapping Stem Cell Research is available on iTunes here. The Peabody award-winning film puts a human face on stem cell research through the story of Northwestern University professor Dr. Jack Kessler's search for a cure for his paralyzed daughter, Allison.   Continued