Save the Date! Hoop Dreams 15th Anniversary celebration on 11/04/09

Kartemquin's most famous film, Hoop Dreams - regularly voted one of the greatest films, let alone documentaries, ever made - is fifteen years old this year! Kartemquin will be celebrating the impact and legacy of this unforgettable film with an intimate celebratory event at the Gene Siskel Film Center on November 4th. The evening will include special guest speakers and exclusive previews of Kartemquin’s upcoming productions. Email Matt Eckford to request ticket information or an invitation -   Meanwhile, read more praise for Hoop Dreams.   Continued

Anticipation builds for A Good Man filming at Ravinia Festival

Excitement is escalating for the world premiere of acclaimed choreographer Bill T. Jones' "Fondly Do We Hope, Fervently Do We Pray" next week at Ravinia. The performances, on September 17th and 19th, mark the culmination of Ravinia's year-long celebration of Abraham Lincoln's Bicentennial. They also entail a busy week for Kartemquin's filmmakers, who after months of recording the rehearsals and creative process will finally be capturing this momentous event for next year's film A Good Man. Continued

Live Q&A with producers and directors of The New Americans to be held on 09/16/09

To mark the finale of the Chicago PBS re-broadcast of The New Americans, Kartemquin will be hosting a live chat with Series Producer Gita Saedi Kiely, and many more of the producers and directors who worked on the epic 7-part series on immigration to the United States. Join in with the chat at 1pm CST on 09/16/09 by visiting Can't make the live chat? Submit questions to the filmmakers in advance via Get more information about the series Continued

Milking the Rhino now available on Joining the Dots

Milking the Rhino is now available online for international audiences through, a new documentary channel that brings socially concious films - hidden gems and festival winners alike - to a wide audience via streaming. Kartemquin is currently featured on the site's home page with a thoughtful review of the film they find "engaging, surprising, and beautifully entertaining." For U.S. audiences, Milking the Rhino will soon be available for download on iTunes. Continued