News for October 2009

50% discount on Youth tickets for Hoop Dreams Benefit

On November 4th at the Gene Siskel Film Center, Kartemquin Films will be celebrating the 15th Anniversary of their iconic documentary, Hoop Dreams. The event, in benefit of the Kartemquin Films Development Fund, is an opportunity to hear from the filmmakers and subjects of this award-winning film, often cited as the greatest documentary ever made. To encourage the next generation of documentary filmmakers to engage with this groundbreaking work, Kartemquin is now offering a 50% discounted rate on individual tickets to the event for those aged 25 or under. Click this link for more information - Continued

Typeface wins Best Documentary at Flyway Film Festival!

Kartemquin is happy to congratulate Justine Nagan, Gordon Quinn, Maria Finitzo, Liz Kaar and the rest of the Typeface team on winning Best Documentary at the 2009 Flyway Film Festival in Pepin, WI. This is the first award for the documentary about the Hamilton Woodtype Museum and the current resurgence of interest in letterpress printing among designers and artists.  Associate Producer Starr Marcello attended the festival on behalf of the film. Continued