Howard Reich introduces Prisoner of Her Past

Prisoner of Her Past is currently broadcasting nationally in 44 states on PBS and continuing throughout April and May. In Chicago, we're most excited that WTTW, the presenting station for the national broadcast, will be airing the film on April 28th, and that the Chicago Tribune will be hosting a special viewing event at Tribune Tower with Howard Reich and Director Gordon Quinn to help celebrate the occasion. WTTW's broadcast is part of a series of our films being shown in honor of Kartemquin's 45th Anniversary. Each of these broadcasts will feature a brief introduction from a filmmaker or subject explaining why they made this film here or what makes it especially "Kartemquin." Continued


New Yorkers have the opportunity to watch three Kartemquins docs in the coming weeks on the big screen as part of our 45th Anniversary celebrations. Prisoner of Her Past has its New York premiere in a free screening at the Museum of Jewish Heritage tomorrow night. Director Gordon Quinn and Producer/Subject Howard Reich will attend and there will be a post-screening discussion with Yuval Neria, PhD, Director of the Trauma and PTSD Program at Columbia University. Get more information and RSVP. Continued

Your responses to Inquiring Nuns

Inquiring Nuns was broadcast on WTTW in Chicago last night as the opening film in their year-long celebration of Kartemquin's 45th anniversary. A film about two nuns wandering the streets of Chicago asking people "are you happy?" was never going to fail to get a response, and the classic 1968 cinema verite documentary did just that. Here's a selection of some of our favorite responses from Twitter, and your own comments on the film's page on this website: Continued

Gordon Quinn's Weekend Plans

Kartemquin Co-Founder and Artistic Director Gordon Quinn divulges his plans for the weekend on the Chicago Magazine's online "Chicago Guide." Being what the magazine calls a "notable, in-the-know local" Gordon will kick off his weekend with the Prisoner of Her Past screening and discussion tomorrow night at the Pritzker Military Library, where he will be accompanied by Dr. Elliot Roth, an expert in the brain, its function and recovery, and the film's Producer/Subject Howard Reich. Continued

Prisoner of Her Past Screens Nationwide in Spring

Prisoner of Her Past is coming to a television set near you, for U.S. national broadcast on PBS. The broadcasts begin in late April, and will continue throughout 2011. Chicago's WTTW11 is the presenting station, and broadcasts are currently confirmed in San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Memphis, Colorado, the Twin Cities, and beyond. You can support the film's broadcast in your area by telling your PBS station you'd like to see Prisoner of Her Past on their schedule! Check your local listings or contact your local station. Continued