Milking the Rhino wins two awards at Phoenix Film Festival!

The indomitable Milking the Rhino added to its mighty haul of festival awards this week, picking up 'Best Documentary' and 'Audience Award' prizes in the World Cinema category at the 2010 Phoenix Film Festival. Congratulations to director David E. Simpson and the rest of the Milking the Rhino team. The popular film has confirmed screenings coming up in Wisconsin, California, North Carolina, Florida, Ohio, and London, and will be announcing confirmations for festival appearances in Italy, New Zealand, Romania and Argentina very soon. Check here for details. Continued

Kartemquin's April Shower of Screenings

Kartemquin is currently experiencing an incredible flurry of screenings and media attention, with over 60 screenings and television airings of our films scheduled in the rest of April alone! This explosion can be attributed to the extended Chicago run of Prisoner of Her Past, the continuing popular interest in Typeface, the unstoppable success of Milking the Rhino, and the appearance of No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson at a number of festivals around it's world television premiere on ESPN. Continued

Award-winning Kartemquin films now on iTunes!

U.S. users of iTunes can now download two acclaimed Kartemquin documentaries. Find festival favorite Milking the Rhino and the 2008 Peabody award-winning Terra Incognita: Mapping Stem Cell Research by searching for "Independent Lens" in the iTunes store. Both films are $9.99. Kartemquin looks forward to reading your reviews on the site. Also, read Cecilia Wendiga's excellent blog post about Milking the Rhino for some links to recent outreach events related to the film, and some valuable background information on community-based conservation in Africa. Continued

Typeface wins Best Documentary at Flyway Film Festival!

Kartemquin is happy to congratulate Justine Nagan, Gordon Quinn, Maria Finitzo, Liz Kaar and the rest of the Typeface team on winning Best Documentary at the 2009 Flyway Film Festival in Pepin, WI. This is the first award for the documentary about the Hamilton Woodtype Museum and the current resurgence of interest in letterpress printing among designers and artists.  Associate Producer Starr Marcello attended the festival on behalf of the film. Continued

Milking The Rhino on the move across the US, and beyond, this Fall

Kartemquin's multi award-winning documentary on community-based conservation in Africa, Milking The Rhino, has a full line-up of screenings this Fall, many of them regional premieres and festival appearances. Catch it at a theatre near you! Highlights include the film's inclusion on the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers, through which Milking The Rhino will screen 9 times, in 7 different States, in the space of 11 days in early November! Director David E. Simpson will attend each screening, including State premeires of the film in Louisiana, South Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama. Continued