Celebrate the Hoop Dreams Blu-Ray with A Full Frame Exclusive

Our classic documentary Hoop Dreams is available today on Blu-Ray for the first time, courtesy of The Criterion Collection. Besides a wealth of extras, including essays by author John Edgar Wideman and filmmaker and critic Robert Greene, two separate audio commentaries with the filmmakers and subjects, and additional footage taken during the five year recording process, the blu-ray boasts an incredible high-definition digital restoration and a 4.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack. Continued

On Beauty Wins Cleveland Jury Award for Best Documentary Short

The 39th Cleveland International Film Festival has awarded On Beauty with the Jury Prize for Best Documentary Short. This is the second film festival award in as many weeks for director Joanna Rudnick's film, following the Geneva Film Festival also honoring it with the Jury Award for Best Documentary Short. The film also won the Chicago International Film Festival's Audience Choice Award for Best Documentary Short at its world premiere in October 2014. Continued

Almost There screens twice in Chicago in April

Our home town crowd will get two chances to see our highly-acclaimed new film Almost There this April. The Midwest Independent Film Festival hosts the film on Tuesday, April 7th at Landmark's Century Centre Cinema, with directors Dan Rybicky and Aaron Wickenden attending. Get your tickets in advance as these screening always sell out! At 8:15pm on Saturday, April 18th at the Logan Theatre, the Chicago International Movies and Music Festival (CIMMFest) also hosts a free screening of the film, again with Rybicky and Wickenden attending. Get more details. Continued

RSVP for "Testing Season," fourth event in The School Project series

The School Project, a collaboratively-made transmedia documentary series about public education, hosts its fourth event on Tuesday, March 31st at 5:00pm at the the Claudia Cassidy Theater in the Chicago Cultural Center. RSVP now to attend for free and see the world premiere of the episode Testing Season followed by a discussion moderated by Linda Lenz of Catalyst Chicago. Panelists will include community leaders, educators, and education experts. Continued

On Beauty and Almost There win at Geneva Film Festival

This weekend, the 2015 Geneva Film Festival gave Joanna Rudnick's On Beauty the Best Documentary Short award, and Dan Rybicky and Aaron Wickenden were given an Emerging Documentary Filmmaker Award for Almost There. Dan and Aaron were able to pick up both awards on behalf of Kartemquin at this upcoming Illinois film festival, now in its 8th year. The Audience Award winner at Chicago Film Festival, On Beauty continues to forge ahead with a busy festival schedule, with screenings coming up at the Reelabilities NY Disabilities Film Festival, Cleveland International Film Festival, American Documentary Film Festival in Palm Springs, and Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival. Continued

Almost There is a breakout hit at True/False 2015

Aaron Wickenden and Dan Rybicky's Almost There came out of Columbia, Missouri's True/False Film Festival as one of the most acclaimed documentaries of the weekend, drawing critical acclaim and passionate viewer responses. Across three screenings, universally glowing reviews of the film came in on social media and in subsequent festival recaps from journalists. Look below, and on the film's Facebook and Twitter, for a smattering of the highlights. Continued

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