Kino Lorber to distribute Trials of Muhammad Ali across USA

We are delighted to announce that Kino Lorber has acquired US distribution rights to The Trials of Muhammad Ali. The film will open its theatrical run on Friday, August 23rd with a week-long engagement at IFC Center in New York, before rolling out nationwide across the fall of 2013. Read about the news in Variety. See a full list of confirmed screenings, with more being added every day. If you are interested in booking a screening of the film, please email trialsofali@kartemquin.com. --- Full press release: Kino Lorber Acquires The Trials of Muhammad Ali. Continued

Upworthy generates new interest in Generation Food

Over the last few days, we've seen a wave of individual donations to Generation Food, the in-progress Steve James and Raj Patel transmedia documentary on sharing new solutions to the world's food problems. We've also seen deluge of supportive social media shares of the film's 2012 fundraising trailer, made for their very successful Indiegogo appeal. The single source for all this recent - and very welcome - interest in the project? A single post on Upworthy. Our thanks to them for bringing many new people and new funders to the film! Continued

3 Emmy Nominations for Kartemquin!

We are honored and delighted to have received three Emmy Awards nominations! The Interrupters was nominated twice, for "Outstanding Informational Programming—Long-Form" and "Outstanding Editing: Documentary and Long Form." We also received a nomination in the "Outstanding Investigative Journalism—Long-Form" category for As Goes Janesville. Hearty congratulations go out to the teams on both projects, along with our broadcast partners at PBS, ITVS, Independent Lens, and FRONTLINE. Continued

Sneak Peek of '63 Boycott this Thursday at Hyde Park Union Church

This Thursday at the Free Minds, Free People conference, we will premiere a never-before-seen ten minute trailer of our upcoming documentary, `63 Boycott. The film chronicles the Chicago Public School Boycott of 1963 when more than 200,000 Chicagoans, mostly students, marched to protest the segregationist policies of CPS Superintendent Benjamin Willis, who placed mobile school units on playgrounds and parking lots as a “permanent solution” to overcrowding in black schools. The project, which incorporates recent interviews with our historical footage from 1963, will offer a modern perspective on the impact and legacy of this forgotten history 50 years later as it reconnects the participants to each other and the event itself. Continued

Help Us Finish On Beauty: an Appeal by Joanna Rudnick

We recently had a chance to share On Beauty with the nation for the first time when Rock Center with Brian Williams profiled Rick Guidotti and his pioneering work with Positive Exposure. The response we received back was INCREDIBLE. This was followed up by a righteous piece on Upworthy that featured our trailer at its core. This is telling us that everyone wants to see a whole film about Rick Guidotti and Positive Exposure, and I am here now asking you to HELP MAKE THIS HAPPEN. Continued

In Memoriam: Michael Sullivan

All of us at Kartemquin would like to note the sad passing of Michael Sullivan, longtime executive producer with FRONTLINE for PBS. In particular, he is fondly remembered by our team on The Interrupters, which aired on FRONTLINE in February 2012. The Interrupters director Steve James states: "All of us who worked with Mike on The Interrupters mourn his passing and remember him as a truly valued colleague and steady guide throughout the making of the film with FRONTLINE." Continued

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