Typeface inspires fans to create their own art

How do you measure the impact of a documentary? Well, in the case of Kartemquin's film Typeface - about the Hamilton Wood Type Museum's attempt to preserve the art of letterpress printing - one way could be through observing all the works of art that fans have created related to the film. Emphasizing the film's theme of how this analog craft is now inspiring artists of the digital age, they have also shared them with the world through social media. Continued

No Crossover and Hoop Dreams featured in Italian NBA magazine

Kartemquin's No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson is a cover story and is featured in an 8-page spread in the new issue of Rivista Ufficiale NBA, the official Italian NBA magazine. No Crossover director Steve James' classic basketball documentary Hoop Dreams is also featured in the article. The magazine is available for sale in Italy on March 26th, but you can view the article now on Kartemquin's Facebook page. Continued

Steve James discusses No Crossover at SXSW

PBS interviewed director Steve James about his new film No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson after its world premiere at SXSW. Check out the brief video. No Crossover also received a fantastic review by in Slant magazine. Elise Nakhnikian writes: "As told by James and his crew, Iverson's story is a great American tragedy, a harrowing look into the gaping racial fault line that runs through America in general and Hampton, Virginia, in particular." Read the rest here. Continued

No Crossover scores with press and public at SXSW

Audiences responded strongly to Steve James' documentary No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson at its world premiere at the SXSW film festival yesterday. Here's a round-up of some early reviews: Filmmaker magazine: "Peppered with James’ own memories, voice over and on-camera reminiscences and filled with remarkable frank, candid interviews by Hampton residents, No Crossover is about a lot more than a troublemaking basketball player." Continued

The Interrupters is a finalist for SFFS Documentary Grant

Kartemquin is proud to announce that The Interrupters has been selected as one of 10 finalists for a 2010 San Francisco Film Society / Film Arts Foundation Documentary grant. The winner of the $25,000 grant will be announced on May 5 at the SFIFF53 Golden Gate Awards. Get more information. The film, directed/produced by Steve James (Hoop Dreams, Stevie, No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson), and written/produced by Alex Kotlowitz (There Are No Children Here) is currently in production and will be released in 2011. Continued