News for February 2012

Four Years Later, Milking the Rhino Continues to Inspire Environmental Action

David E. Simpson's nuanced tale of human-wildlife coexistence in post-colonial Africa, Milking the Rhino, enjoyed critical success after its initial release in 2008. The film took home awards at film festivals in Yosemite, Phoenix, Kansas City and elsewhere. But true to the Kartemquin's mission to promote positive change and community engagement, the real measure of Milking the Rhino's success is in its impact on everyday people. Continued

"A Good Man" Stirs Up International Dialogue for Black History Month, Lincoln's Birthday

Post-broadcast, the requests to screen A Good Man eveywhere from film festivals to universities, keep coming in.  A Good Man is a window into the creative process and, indeed, the creative crisis of one of our nation’s most enduring, provocative artists as he explores what it means to be a good man, to be a free man, to be a citizen.  These topics are particularly pertinent during February, which is both Black History Month and the month of Lincoln's birthday.   Continued

American Film Showcase selects The Interrupters

We are honored that The Interrupters will be part of the 2012 American Film Showcase, announced today by the the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts (SCA).   The films in the American Film Showcase represents work of "high artistic quality, illustrates diverse viewpoints, and reflects contemporary American society and culture." Selected film and filmmakers will now travel throughout the world screening the film and hosting workshops and presentations.   Kartemquin director Steve James' previous film, No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson, was also selected for the Showcase in 2011.   Continued

Interrupters Outreach Going Strong in 2012

As with all Kartemquin Films projects, ensuring The Interrupters has a meaningful community impact was very important to producers Steve James and Alex Kotlowitz. “This film seems to have a lot of applications and we’re very seriously committed to doing as substantial an outreach as we can around this film," James said. "It’s hard to break through to those communities with films like this because of the nature of the way we think of documentaries as a part of the entertainment world. It’s something that those communities don’t go see. It’s not always true, but it is harder and so that’s one thing the outreach can do too, is help us get the film into those communities in ways they won’t get there theatrically." Continued

You're Invited: New York preview of On Beauty

Please join us in New York City for a viewing of selects from our new work-in-progress, On Beauty, on February 23rd at Tribeca Film Center!  Producer/ Director Joanna Rudnick (In the Family, A Good Man) will be joined in a post-screening discussion by Positive Exposure Founder Rick Guidotti, and Sarah Kanney, who is featured in the film. Continued