Gordon heads to Scottsdale, AZ

This weekend Kartemquin's Gordon Quinn will travel to Scottsdale, Arizona to speak to an audience of oncologists about In the Family. The conference, organized annually by the journal Community Oncology, will deal with issues of quality care for cancer patients. Leading a panel entitled, "Living with the Specter of Cancer," Gordon will use clips from In the Family to help clinical oncologists understand the concept of "pre-survivorship" and survivorship more deeply, as well as talk about ways they can be more sensitive to it in their medical practice. Continued

At the Death House Door receives honor

Last weekend Executive Producer Gordon Quinn and Co-Director/Cinematographer Peter Gilbert accepted the first ever outreach award from the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty for At the Death House Door. The award, which recognizes the successes of noteworthy leaders in the field, was given during the Coalition's annual conference in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, following a screening of the film. Peter also participated on the panel "Using the Arts to Make Change Happen," speaking about his experiences mobilizing audiences to effect change with the film. Continued

In memory of Woody Wickham

Kartemquin is sad to share the passing of Woody Wickham, a good friend of the organization. Mr. Wickham died of cancer in his Chicago home on Sunday, January 18th. Woody was a strong supporter of Kartemquin Films and was an early backer of Hoop Dreams during his work at the MacArthur Foundation. Gordon Quinn describes him as "a brilliant and visionary guy" in Wickham's obituary in the Chicago Tribune. Our thoughts are with his friends and family. He will be missed. Continued