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

Prisoner of Her Past awarded Illinois Arts Council Grant

We are excited to announce that the Illinois Arts Council has awarded Kartemquin Educational Films a grant of $7,970 for support of the feature length documentary Prisoner of Her Past.  The film will tell the story of Chicago Tribune journalist Howard Reich's journey to uncover his mother's childhood during World War II in order to understand why she is reliving it 60 years later.  We are grateful for the support. 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

50% discount on Youth tickets for Hoop Dreams Benefit

On November 4th at the Gene Siskel Film Center, Kartemquin Films will be celebrating the 15th Anniversary of their iconic documentary, Hoop Dreams. The event, in benefit of the Kartemquin Films Development Fund, is an opportunity to hear from the filmmakers and subjects of this award-winning film, often cited as the greatest documentary ever made. To encourage the next generation of documentary filmmakers to engage with this groundbreaking work, Kartemquin is now offering a 50% discounted rate on individual tickets to the event for those aged 25 or under. Click this link for more information - Continued