News for April 2009

Kartemquin Chicago Extravaganza this weekend

Kartemquin staff and associates are scattering around Chicago this weekend in a flurry of exciting activity.  Tomorrow at 10am, Kartemquin's Gordon Quinn, Jerry Blumenthal and Leslie Simmer kick off the 2009 IFP Doc Summit with a panel on producing a series.  Then, featured in the next panel is Milking the Rhino Associate Producer Xan Aranda discussing the ways and means of collaborating with ITVS.  Simultaneously, a little further north, visit the Kartemquin booth at the Chicago Creative Expo at the Cultural Center from 10-4.   At 1pm, a little further north still, Facets hosts the Chicago premiere screening of Kartemquin's acclaimed series Continued

In the Family screenings continue

On March 24, In the Family screened to an audience of over 75 people at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Md.  Filmmaker Joanna Rudnick was honored to speak on a panel with NIH experts following the film. The event was hosted by the National Human Genome Research Institute's Education and Community Involvement Branch and the National Cancer Institute's Office of Advocacy and Relations. In the Family will also screen in Heesch, Netherlands on April 18 as part of a national conference on breast and ovarian cancer. Find upcoming film screenings in your area on our events list or on the In the Family website. Continued

Kartemquin teaching in Michigan

This week Artistic Director Gordon travels to Michigan State University for two-days of workshops and master classes. Working with professors in the department of Communication Arts, Gordon will visit several courses, present on fair use, and teach a master class of his own. The class will cover a variety of topics ranging from documentary editing to ethics. During the visit Michigan State University will screen “At the Death House Door” followed by a discussion with Gordon, who executive produced the film. Continued