Four new docs produced by Kartemquin Films – The Interrupters, Prisoner of Her Past, A Good Man, and Typeface – will screen in the Twin Cities this April as part of Kartemquin’s 45th anniversary celebration. All showings except Typeface are Minneapolis / St.Paul and Minnesota State premieres.

As a leader in the growing Midwestern media arts community, Kartemquin is proud to share a rich history with the area. A number of Kartemquin staff members have strong Minnesota connections - Executive Director andTypeface director Justine Nagan hails from Minneapolis, as does Post Production Director and Typeface editor Liz Kaar. Typeface had two sold-out sneak previews at the Walker Art Center in November of 2008 and is now back by popular demand.

"We're thrilled to include Minnesota in our 45th anniversary celebrations. We look forward to continuing our relationship with audiences in the Twin Cities,” said Justine Nagan. “There is such a rich history of support for the arts and social change- it's not a surprise that viewers in MN have been so engaged with our work in the past.  We're excited to be back."

Historically, Kartemquin Films has also collaborated and fostered a strong relationship with a number of Minneapolis institutions. Twin Cities Public Television was a Co-Producer for Hoop Dreams in 1994, and was instrumental in bringing the multi-award-winning film to broadcast. Additionally, Kartemquin Films’ Founder and Artistic Director, Gordon Quinn, will be a judge for a portion of the 2011 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival.

Attendees of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival will have an opportunity to see A Good Man and The Interrupters playing on a same-day double bill on April 24th. A Good Man director Gordon Quinn and The Interrupters director and Oscar-nominee Steve James will be present for the screenings. This screening of A Good Man will only be the film’s second screening after its world premiere at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, while The Interrupters comes fresh from winning the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at the Miami Film Festival.

Prisoner of Her Past will broadcast on national PBS this spring, with Twin Cities Public Television airing the film on May 1st at 1pm, Typeface will follow with a summer broadcast on TPT. A Good Man will be broadcast on American Masters in Fall 2011, and The Interrupters will be released in theaters this summer and air on Frontline in 2012.

Minneapolis screenings and broadcasts:

• Prisoner of Her Past
April 14th, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Center for Changing Lives
2400 Park Avenue S.
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Director Gordon Quinn, Producer/Subject, Howard Reich, and Kartemquin Executive Director Justine Nagan to attend.

• Typeface
April 16th, 2pm
Part of a free all-day family event: “Gutenberg Meets Google: The Future of Type in a Digital Age” from 11am-3:30pm - presented in partnership with The Loft Literary Center, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, and Milkweed Editions
Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S # 301
Minneapolis, MN 55415-1277
Director/Producer Justine Nagan and film subject Bill Moran of the Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum to attend.

A Good Man
April 24th, 2:00 pm
St. Anthony Main Theatre
115 SE Main St.
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Director Gordon Quinn to attend.

The Interrupters
April 24th, 4:30 pm
St. Anthony Main Theatre
115 SE Main St.
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Director Steve James and Executive Producer Gordon Quinn to attend.

The Interrupters
April 25th, 7:30 pm
St. Anthony Main Theatre
115 SE Main St.
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Director Steve James and Executive Producer Gordon Quinn to attend.

A Good Man
April 26th, 6:45 pm
St. Anthony Main Theatre
115 SE Main St.
Minneapolis, MN 5541
Director Gordon Quinn to attend.

• Prisoner of Her Past (Broadcast)
May 1st, 1pm
Twin Cities Public Television (TPT)

Contact for screeners and interview requests: Tim Horsburgh. Tim@kartemquin.com.773-472-4366.