#KTQ50: Watch Trick Bag for free all week

In 2016, several organizations in Chicago and around the country will host a series of screenings and events to celebrate Kartemquin’s 50th anniversary. We also invite you to watch all our films for free, week by week, at http://watch.kartemquin.com. From today until next Friday, February 19th, the free KTQ50 film is Trick Bag. The film takes us into the Collective era: a period from 1970-78 when Kartemquin's Gordon Quinn and Jerry Blumenthal added multiple members to the organization with the goal of collaboratively producing activist films. Members included Suzanne Davenport, Jenny Rohrer, Judy Hoffman, Teena Webb, Betsy Martens, Sharon Karp, Peter Kuttner, Richard Schmeichen, and Alphonse Blumenthal. Continued

CIMMfest to honor Gordon Quinn with 2016 BAADASSSSS Award

Kartemquin founder and Artistic Director Gordon Quinn will receive CIMMfest’s fourth annual BAADASSSSS Award, which honors distinguished careers and lifetime achievement in movies and music. We are delighted for Gordon to receive this honor in our 50th year. Previous BAADASSSSS Award winners are SXSW founder Louis Black, director and music video pioneer Julien Temple, and filmmaker and original BAADASSSSS Melvin Van Peebles, for whom the award was named. CIMMfest will honor Gordon Quinn by showcasing documentary works that depict musical performances and artistic creation. Stay tuned for more details. Continued

American Arab Airs on America ReFramed: February 9th 8pm

Usama Alshaibi’s film American Arab has its national television premiere on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 8/7c on WORLD Channel, as part of the fourth season of America ReFramed, public media’s newest documentary series. American Arab will kick off a three-episode focus on America ReFramed focusing on the #AmericanMuslim experience. Click here to check your local listings. The film will also be available to stream for FREE starting February 10, 2016- March 10, 2016. Streaming is available here. Continued

Announcing the 2016 Diverse Voices in Docs (DVID) Fellows

The fourth cohort of Diverse Voices in Docs (DVID) fellows met for their first session at Community Film Workshop Chicago (CFWC) on Saturday, January 23rd, 2016. Now in its fourth year, DVID welcomed 13 mid-career filmmakers of color to develop their projects over the next six months. Projects in the 2016 cohort scale from web-based projects to feature length films to docu-series, with subjects ranging from black advertising, bomba music in Puerto Rico, spirituality within the Native American LGBT community, black female activists in Chicago, community arts centers in Bronzeville and Pilsen, and more. Continued

#KTQ50: Watch What the Fuck Are These Red Squares? and Anonymous Artists of America for free all week

In 2016, several organizations in Chicago and around the country will host a series of screenings and events to celebrate Kartemquin’s 50th anniversary. We also invite you to watch all our films for free, week by week, at http://watch.kartemquin.com. From today until next Friday, February 5th, the free KTQ50 films are What The Fuck Are These Red Squares? and Anonymous Artists of America. Continued

#KTQ50: Watch HUM 255 for free all week

In 2016, several organizations in Chicago and around the country will host a series of screenings and events to celebrate Kartemquin’s 50th anniversary. We also invite you to watch all our films for free, week by week, at http://watch.kartemquin.com. From today until next Friday, January 29, the free KTQ50 film is HUM 255. In 1969, striking students at the University of Chicago occupied an administration building for 16 days. The protest was sparked by the firing of a feminist sociology professor. The college expelled 42 of the students. A year later, two expelled young women were asked by their former classmates to talk about the experience as a class project. The women confront the students about their convictions and how far they are willing to go to defend their values. Continued

WTTW celebrates 50th Anniversary of Kartemquin Films with monthly broadcasts through 2016

WTTW, Chicago's premier public television station, will broadcast a year-long series of Kartemquin's award-winning films in honor of our 50th anniversary. The monthly series will feature films from each decade of Kartemquin’s history, including the classic Hoop Dreams (1994), which will air in June 2016, to coincide with a Kartemquin “Milestones” gala celebration at the Chicago Cultural Center and Harris Theater on June 24, and an art exhibition running May-August at Expo 72. Continued

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