News for June 2018

Keep Talking DVD now available for pre-order at special price of $19.95!

Award-winning Keep Talking is now available for pre-order at the special price of $19.95! DVDs ship July 2nd. The DVD includes: Two versions of the film (79 minute and 57 minute) English and Spanish subtitles 18 never-before-seen extra scenes, including A New Word for 'Tweet', Dancing is for Men, and The Eldest Elder Downloadable educational discussion guide (available July 2nd) ABOUT THE FILM Continued

Welcoming our Summer 2018 interns!

Kartemquin is excited to announce the six talented interns that will join us during our Summer 2018 internship term. Learn more about each new member of the Kartemquin community below: Julia Davis Julia Davis is a filmmaker and animator from the northern suburbs of Chicago. She is a recent graduate of Oberlin College, where she majored in Cinema Studies with a minor in Studio Art. She also studied at Prague Film School in the Czech Republic, earning a certificate in narrative filmmaking. In addition to making films, she is passionate about teaching filmmaking and media literacy. Elodie Edjang Continued

Minding the Gap wins twice at Sheffield Doc/Fest

Not only making its UK premiere at Sheffield Doc/Fest, but stirring and stunning fest-goers, Minding the Gap earned both the New Talent Award and the Doc Audience Award at the 2018 Sheffield Doc/Fest. The film has now earned 28 award recognitions since its world premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival in January. Impressions from #SheffDocFest viewers: Thrilled that @MindingGapFilm won TWO awards at @sheffdocfest - an expertly executed film that weaves multiple narratives into a tale about growing up. Plus, there's some great skateboarding. Congratulations Bing! Continued

2018 Diverse Voices in Docs (DVID) annual Funders Panel brings industry leaders to Chicago

Leading documentary industry funders will visit Chicago on Saturday, June 23rd to assess the eight in-progress projects being made by Midwestern documentary makers of color through Diverse Voices in Docs (DVID), a nine-month professional mentorship program organized by Kartemquin Films and the Community Film Workshop of Chicago. Funder panelists gathering at the DePaul University School of Cinematic Arts to review pitches and view previews by the 2018 DVID cohort will include: Chloe Gbai, POV Jannet Nuñez, ITVS Hajnal Molnar-Szakacs, Sundance Institute Marjon Javadi, Doc Society Leslie Fields-Cruz, Black Public Media Dan Soles, WTTW Continued

Keep Talking available through PBS Plus starting July 2; DVD now available for pre-order

Keep Talking, the award-winning debut feature documentary from director Karen Lynn Weinberg, will be available to view on select local PBS stations through PBS Plus beginning July 2nd! PBS Plus is a syndicated programming service for public television stations. Viewers can access Keep Talking by checking their local PBS listings, or by submitting a request to their local station for Keep Talking. The film will also be available to pre-order on DVD through July 2nd. DVDs can currently be pre-ordered for the special price of $19.95 ahead of the release. Pre-order here! Continued

All The Queen's Horses comes to Netflix July 10

Kartemquin is excited to share award-winning All The Queen's Horses by Kelly Richmond Pope will be available to stream on Netflix from Tuesday, July 10. All The Queen's Horses tells the story of Rita Crundwell, the perpetrator of the largest case of municipal fraud in American history. As city comptroller of Dixon, IL (population 15,838), Crundwell stole $53 million dollars of public funds across 20 years. She used the funds to build one of the nation’s leading quarter horse breeding empires, all while forcing staff cuts, police budget slashing, and neglect of public infrastructure. All The Queen's Horses investigates her crime, her lavish lifestyle and the small town she left in her wake. Continued

WATCH the trailer for America to Me; premieres on Starz August 26

Kartemquin is thrilled to share America to Me, which will make its US television premiere August 26 at 9PM ET/PT on Starz. The 10-part docu-series is created by Emmy® Award-winning and Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Steve James (Hoop Dreams, The Interrupters, Life Itself, Abacus: Small Enough to Jail) and produced by Kartemquin Films and Participant Media. Variety released the official trailer for the series this morning. You can also read about the series and view the trailer in the Chicago Tribune. Continued