Howard Reich's live chat on Prisoner of Her Past

Prisoner of Her Past producer and subject Howard Reich participated in a thought-provoking and insightful live chat today via the Chicago Tribune's TribNation. The engaging conversation broached subjects such as how Howard's relationship with his mother was affected by the film, why this story had to be told through a documentary, the music choices for the film, and the ethical issues Howard and Kartemquin had to grapple with in pursuing the story. The chat generated the following revelations from Howard: 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

Howard Reich discusses Prisoner of Her Past in the Sunday papers

Check out this Sunday's Chicago Tribune for an article by Howard Reich on his experience making Kartemquin's new film Prisoner of Her Past, or listen to WGN radio (720 AM) at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, as Howard talks about the film with Rick Kogan on his show The Sunday Papers. Before all that however, grab a remaining ticket for the film's extended run (April 9-15) at the Gene Siskel Film Center before they all go! Continued

Prisoner of Her Past on the Huffington Post

The Huffington Post's Andrew Wander today published a review of Kartemquin's new documentary Prisoner of Her Past. Lauding the film as a "a brave work of personal discovery that explores a scandalously under-reported phenomenon," Wander compliments the film's subject and Co-Producer, Howard Reich, for having the courage to undertake the journey to investigate his mother's late onset post-traumatic-stress-disorder (PTSD). Read the rest of the review. Continued