Daniel Burnham film screens at National Mall tomorrow

Make No Little Plans: Daniel Burnham and the American City screens tomorrow at the National Mall in its Washington, D.C. premiere. The documentary was produced by Archimedia Workshop in consultation with Kartemquin Films, whose artistic director Gordon Quinn and development director Elizabeth Neufeld will attend the screening, which begins at 8:30pm on the National Mall at 4th street. The extraordinary event will also feature special appearances by Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor and Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement, and Jim Leach, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The film's director Judith McBrien and narrator Joan Allen will also be present. Continued

Introducing a new Kartemquin short film

Short films have always been an integral part of Kartemquin's history, from Parents to Chicago Crossings. To explore the feasibility of creating a new shorts initiative to complement our regular long-form works, we recently filmed the 9 minute Sacred Transformations, directed by Justine Nagan and edited by Leslie Simmer. The film - shot in a single night inside on the South Side of Chicago - follows Eric Dean Spruth as he helps people to transform tattoos that no longer represent who they are into new works of art. We are delighted to announce that Sacred Transformations has already been accepted into the "Fear No Film" program at the 2010 Utah Arts Festival. We will be announcing more ways to see the film soon. Stay tuned! Continued