Typeface in Two Rivers

Typeface helped The Hamilton Wood Type museum celebrate its 10th anniversary with a well attended sneak-preview of the film in Two Rivers, WI last week. Almost all members of the Typeface crew made it out to mark the occasion including Director Justine Nagan, Editor Liz Kaar, and Executive Producer Gordon Quinn. Thanks to the Herald Times and Fine Press Book Association Blog for writing up the event.  In addition to those posts, check out Nick Sherman's excellent coverage of the anniversary on his blog, woodtyper.com Continued

Kartemquin back in the classroom

Continuing his fair use advocacy and Kartemquin's mission of education, Artistic Director Gordon Quinn taught two master classes in Chicagoland last week. At filmmaker Joanna Rudnick’s class at Northwestern University, Gordon viewed and critiqued rough cuts of student documentaries, as well as discussed Fair Use and documentary ethics. On Friday Gordon returned to his alma mater University of Chicago to give a master class. Joined by former Kartemquin producer Beth Iams Wellman and Kartemquin staff member Dinesh Sabu, the three talked about documentary ethics, fair use, editing, producing on a low budget, and the rich history of filmmaking at the University of Chicago. Continued

Snag This: Vietnam, Long Time Coming

In honor of Memorial Day, SnagFilms included Vietnam, Long Time Coming in its special line-up of films "that enable us all to honor the fallen, and to reflect on our own duties of remembrance and action." SnagFilms hosts a website where you can watch full-length documentary films for free, and is also a platform that lets you “snag” a film and put it anywhere on the web. Vietnam was recently snagged and reviewed by Cinematical. Continued

Support youth media in Chicago

A week ago the 2nd Annual Chicago Youth Community Film Festival, "A Reel Look at their Neighborhoods", was held at the Chicago Cultural Center. The event showcased 22 short films produced by Chicago area students who had dropped out of high school and re-enrolled into small, community-based high schools. The films were developed in classes taught by Community TV Network instructors, and sponsored by the Alternative Schools Network. Kartemquin's Jerry Blumenthal served as a judge in the competition. Continued

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