Hello NYC! Kartemquin's first New York retrospective will feature 16 films covering each decade of Kartemquin’s semicentennial across two weekends, August 19-28 at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens.
Programmed by Eric Hynes, the Museum of the Moving Image’s Associate Curator of Film, the retrospective kicks-off on August 19 with an exclusive screening of the 162 minute Sundance Film Festival cut of The Interrupters (2011). The acclaimed original cut from director Steve James has not been publicly screened in five years since its January 2011 world premiere. James will attend the opening weekend screenings of his films, which includes his classics Hoop Dreams (1994) and Stevie (2002).
Kartemquin co-founder and artistic director Gordon Quinn will also attend for opening weekend, presenting iconic works from Kartemquin’s early years as a radical collective, including Inquiring Nuns (1968), Now We Live on Clifton (1974), and The Chicago Maternity Center Story (1976).
The closing weekend of the retrospective will feature the New York premiere of Kartemquin’s highly acclaimed new film, Raising Bertie (2016), from director Margaret Byrne, who will attend. Also featured will be The Trials of Muhammad Ali (2013), A Good Man (2011), and the first public screenings since the 1970s of 3 episodes from Sports Action Pro-Files (1972). There will also be special appearances by Dan Rybicky for Almost There (2014) and Judy Hoffman for Golub: Late Works Are The Catastrophes (2004).
With a noted tradition of nurturing emerging talent and acting as a leading voice for independent media, Kartemquin is building on more than 50 years of history as Chicago’s documentary powerhouse.
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