Raising Bertie world premiere tickets sell out within 30 minutes

Raising Bertie, a new film from debut director Margaret Byrne and Kartemquin Films, will world premiere at Full Frame Documentary Festival in Durham, North Carolina at 4:30pm on Saturday, April 9, 2016. General admission tickets for this Center Frame screening in the Carolina Theater's 1,014-seat Fletcher Hall sold out within thirty minutes of going on sale on Friday April 1. Set in Bertie County, a rural African American-led community in Eastern North Carolina, the film takes the viewer deep into the emotional lives of three young boys - Reginald “Junior” Askew, David “Bud” Perry, and Davonte “Dada” Harrell - as they face a number of challenges over six years as they grow into adults. All three will attend the world premiere along with the filmmakers. Continued

In the Game plays domestic and international fixtures through busy spring season

Our critically acclaimed documentary In the Game by Peabody-Award winning filmmaker Maria Finitzo’s is racking up screenings this spring, with upcoming appearances at New Zealand's Doc Edge, Chicago Latino Film Festival, Minneapolis-St.Paul Film Festival, Ashland Film Festival; at Governor's State and Stanford Universities; and at the prestigious Women Deliver and ASU GSV 2016 conferences. Continued

Diverse Voices in Docs projects head to Tribeca’s Network Market

Diverse Voices in Docs (#DVID) graduates Kelly Richmond Pope and Martine Granby will attend the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival with full industry passes through a partnership between Kartemquin and the Tribeca Film Institute. They will have the rare opportunity to get insights and access to funders, distributors, festival programmers, and other top film professionals as part of Tribeca's Network Market. Continued

#KTQ50: Watch Where's I.W. Abel? for free all week

In 2016, several organizations in Chicago and around the country will host a series of screenings and events to celebrate Kartemquin’s 50th anniversary. We also invite you to watch all our films for free, week by week, at http://watch.kartemquin.com. From today until next Friday, April 1st, the free KTQ50 film is Where's I.W. Abel (1975). Made by Kartemquin at the request of rank and file steelworkers, the film documents the opposition of the rank-and-file to the no-strike agreement between United Steel Workers of America (USWA) President I.W. Abel and the ten major steel companies, which was made without a vote by the membership of the union. Featuring Staughton Lynd. Continued

#KTQ50: Watch HSA Strike '75 for free all week

In 2016, several organizations in Chicago and around the country will host a series of screenings and events to celebrate Kartemquin’s 50th anniversary. We also invite you to watch all our films for free, week by week, at http://watch.kartemquin.com. From today until next Friday, March 25th, the free KTQ50 film is HSA Strike '75 (1975). HSA Strike '75 records a union of interns and residents at Chicago's only public hospital who are forced to strike for better patient care. This film documents their eighteen-day strike, the largest and longest doctors' strike in US history. Continued

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