News for October 2012

A Record-Breaking Gala for Kartemquin

A great celebration of Kartemquin's mission and body of work, our sold-out 2012 Gala on September 21st in Chicago united over 200 supporters of independent media for a night of film, community and social change. We're delighted to announce that we surpassed all of our goals, including a special $10,000 matching Challenge Grant that was announced on the night! Adding up ticket sales, pre-event donations, on-site Challenge Grant pledges and donations, and the match itself, we raised a total of $64,960! Continued

Stand with Independents on PBS

We encourage all of our fans to watch the new season of Independent Lens on Mondays at 10pm on PBS. The series begins October 8th with As Goes Janesville. Earlier this year, the successful PBS Needs Indies campaign saw filmmakers and fans unite in support of independent documentary on PBS, urging them to reconsider scheduling and promotion for Independent Lens and P.O.V. You made this new timeslot happen, so we hope you can spread the word about it! Continued

Watch As Goes Janesville tonight on PBS

We hope you will join us in watching As Goes Janesville tonight at 10pm on PBS Independent Lens. The New York Times' rave review for the film calls it "an up-close view of one of the meanest and most dramatic chapters in recent American politics: the battle over collective-bargaining rights for Wisconsin state employees and the subsequent effort to recall the Republican governor, Scott Walker, from office." The version you'll see tonight is the streamlined cut made for TV, which the Times' Mike Hale says "has a narrative drive unusual for a 60-minute television documentary, pulling us along like a political thriller." Continued

Kartemquin connections at CIFF

The 48th Chicago International Film Festival begins tomorrow night, and a number of events and screenings will have a KTQ connection. We encourage you to see as many films as you can at our hometown fest, but especially these! You can catch the Chicago premiere of our latest film As Goes Janesville, panels featuring Steve James and Justine Nagan, and two Chicago-made documentaries we urge you to support. Get tickets for these and more CIFF events here. AS GOES JANESVILLE SAT 10/13 • 2:30 PM *Director, Producer and Editor/Co-writer scheduled to attend Director: Brad Lichtenstein Continued

Job Posting: Finance and Operations Director

We are hiring! We are looking for a Finance and Operations Director. Hopefully you will have the skill set below, matched with a passion for our work and belief in our mission. Job Title: Finance and Operations DirectorSupervised by: Executive DirectorHourly or Salary: SalaryExempt or Non-Exempt: Exempt The Finance and Operations Director is part of the three-person executive staff team including the Executive Director and the Artistic Director. RESPONSIBILITIESFinancial management (50%) • Responsible for overall finances of Kartemquin. Work with Executive Director to create financial management strategy for KTQ. Ensure sound financial management and planning that integrates all operations of the organization Continued

As Goes Janesville in NYC

After creating dialogue on the economic problems facing the country's middle-class at screenings across the US, As Goes Janesville has its New York City premiere tonight, at the Stranger than Fiction series, IFC Center. Director Brad Lichtenstein will attend with composer Vernon Reid. Get tickets now! Tomorrow morning, tune into CNN's Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien around 7:50amET for an interview with Brad. For those unable to attend in New York, the film also has upcoming events in cities in Illinois, Kansas, New York, Washington and more. You can also view the PBS Independent Lens version of the film online until November 7th. Continued