In the Family cited in Washington Post article on genetic patenting debate

Filmmaker Joanna Rudnick and her film In the Family have the final word in a recent Washington Post article on the ACLU lawsuit against Myriad Genetics' patenting of the test to detect the BRCA gene mutation. The article by Kari Lydersen outlines the arguments on both sides of the case, featuring comments from representatives of the ACLU and Myriad, before ending with the following passage: Continued

NYC's Drawing Center to showcase Golub: Late Works are the Catastrophes

Kartemquin's 2004 film Golub: Late Works Are The Catastrophes will be available to view in New York City throughout this summer at the Drawing Center's exhibition "Leon Golub: Live and Die Like a Lion?", running from April 23 – July 23, 2010. Golub: Late Works Are the Catastrophes will show on a continuous loop during the exhibition's opening hours. The exhibition is the first major museum exhibition to focus on the late drawings of the American artist Leon Golub (1922–2004), and will also tour to Evanston, IL and The Netherlands. Continued

15 years later, Hoop Dreams stars share their wisdom

Arthur Agee and William Gates, subjects of the classic documentary Hoop Dreams, attended a special screening of the film last Friday in Tucson, Arizona organized by the Tucson Urban League and Kartemquin Films's Kelley Moseley. Arthur and William shared how their involvement in the film has led them to dedicate their lives to stressing the importance of education and encouraging young athletes to plan for a life beyond sports alone. Continued

New Video: Steve James on Allen Iverson

Click here to check out a new video on Kartemquin's YouTube channel from the Chicago "sneak preview" of Steve James' highly anticipated No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson at the Gene Siskel Film Center. In the video, Steve James discusses why he decided to return to his hometown of Hampton, Virginia to pursue this story, and the strong emotions he encountered when trying to investigate the racial conflict that divided the town. Also featured in the video are the film's Co-Producer Adam Singer, Assistant Editor Leslie Simmer, Post-Production Supervisor Liz Kaar, and Kartemquin's Executive Director Justine Nagan. Continued

Gordon Quinn to judge One Chicago, One Nation Film Contest

Kartemquin's Gordon Quinn will be a judge for the inaugural One Chicago, One Nation Film Contest. One Chicago, One Nation is a multi-media initiative organized by One Nation, The Chicago Community Trust, Link TV, Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN). It is a first-of-its-kind regional initiative and national model that promotes pluralism and inclusion to engage a representation of the Chicago area’s 400,000 Muslims with other culturally diverse residents as a critical step toward overcoming ongoing tensions. Continued

No Crossover SXSW World Premiere date announced!

No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson will have it's world premiere at the 2010 South by Southwest Film Festival on March 14th at 11am. Director Steve James will attend, along with Executive Producer Gordon Quinn, Producers Emily Hart and Adam Singer, Cinematographer Keith Walker and Post-production Supervisor Liz Kaar. A second screening will also take place on March 19th at 2:45pm. Click here to watch the trailer. Continued

New Typeface Merchandise available!

Some beautiful new posters and t-shirts are now available in the Typeface store! New items include exclusive prints by designer Jason Early, and prints and signed monoprints by Stacey Stern of Steracle Press that were designed especially for the film's sold out Chicago premiere. Grey and Black t-shirts are also available in all sizes. Buy yourself (or a super-cool friend) some sweet Typeface merchandise today! As this brilliant recent review of the film on the TCM Movie Morlocks blog states: "Typeface makes wood type and letterpress artistry look cool, even sexy." Continued

Prisoner of Her Past on the Huffington Post

The Huffington Post's Andrew Wander today published a review of Kartemquin's new documentary Prisoner of Her Past. Lauding the film as a "a brave work of personal discovery that explores a scandalously under-reported phenomenon," Wander compliments the film's subject and Co-Producer, Howard Reich, for having the courage to undertake the journey to investigate his mother's late onset post-traumatic-stress-disorder (PTSD). Read the rest of the review. Continued

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