Congratulations to In the Family and Editor Leslie Simmer!

Congratulations to Leslie Simmer and the entire In the Family crew for their "Best Editing" win at last night's "Best of the Midwest Awards" (BMAs). The awards, hosted by the Midwest Independent Film Festival, spotlight documentary and independent feature work from around the Midwest. Kartemquin's Steve James presented the award for Best Documentary, and Joanna Rudnick and Justine Nagan also attended the ceremony on behalf of the organization. A surprising and fun Kartemquin Films shout-out from Actor John C. Reilly during his acceptance speech, read by Director Steve Conrad, rounded out the night. Continued

In the Family continues on the road

Director Joanna Rudnick has been across the country this week promoting In the Family and speaking at community screenings. From Philadelphia to Palo Alto, the film has been reaching a broad range of audiences. Two screenings for Medical and Law students marked the past two weeks in November. Dr. Maren Grainger-Monsen and the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics presented a screening and Director Joanna Rudnick had a wonderful time speaking with the intelligent students from the Genetic Counseling and Bioethics and Film Programs at Stanford. Joanna also spoke with students from The Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy at Loyola University Chicago School of Law after a screening of the film presented by Matthew Herder. Continued