At the Death House Door nominated for ALA Notable Videos for Adults list

At the Death House Door has been nominated for the 2010 American Library Association Notable Videos for Adults list.  Each year a committee comprised of Video Round Table members selects up to fifteen noteworthy educational, performance or how-to titles released during the previous and current calendar years. The committee is composed of public and academic librarians, and makes its selections during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in January.  The list is published in Booklist and Video Librarian magazines. Get more information about the Notable Videos for Adults list, and see a list of the most recent winners. Continued

Milking The Rhino on the move across the US, and beyond, this Fall

Kartemquin's multi award-winning documentary on community-based conservation in Africa, Milking The Rhino, has a full line-up of screenings this Fall, many of them regional premieres and festival appearances. Catch it at a theatre near you! Highlights include the film's inclusion on the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers, through which Milking The Rhino will screen 9 times, in 7 different States, in the space of 11 days in early November! Director David E. Simpson will attend each screening, including State premeires of the film in Louisiana, South Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama. Continued

Bill T. Jones and Kartemquin Films in TimeOut Chicago and Chicago Sun-Times

In advance of tomorrow night's world premiere of "Fondly Do We Hope, Fervently Do We Pray" at Ravinia, TimeOutChicago published a short article on their experience of watching this landmark event being created back in May of this year. The Chicago Sun-Times' Hedy Weiss also today published an article featuring comments from Bill T. Jones and Kartemquin's Gordon Quinn. Of course, for the full story of how this important artwork took shape, stay tuned for Kartemquin's upcoming documentary, to be broadcast next year! Continued

NY Times picks up debate on doc ethics at TIFF

The New York Times today waded into the debate on ethics in documentary filmmaking sparked by Kartemquin Board Member Pat Aufderheide's report for the Central for Social Media at American University, which was released last week. Reporting from a Toronto Film Festival panel discussion, the newspaper mentioned Kartemquin's Artistic Director Gordon Quinn as being one of the most "prominent" filmmakers interviewed for the report. Read the full article. Read the report: Honest Truths: Documentary Filmmakers on Ethical Challenges in Their Work. Follow the evolving debate at D-Word. Continued