Kartemquin's April Shower of Screenings

Kartemquin is currently experiencing an incredible flurry of screenings and media attention, with over 60 screenings and television airings of our films scheduled in the rest of April alone! This explosion can be attributed to the extended Chicago run of Prisoner of Her Past, the continuing popular interest in Typeface, the unstoppable success of Milking the Rhino, and the appearance of No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson at a number of festivals around it's world television premiere on ESPN. Continued

Howard Reich discusses Prisoner of Her Past in the Sunday papers

Check out this Sunday's Chicago Tribune for an article by Howard Reich on his experience making Kartemquin's new film Prisoner of Her Past, or listen to WGN radio (720 AM) at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, as Howard talks about the film with Rick Kogan on his show The Sunday Papers. Before all that however, grab a remaining ticket for the film's extended run (April 9-15) at the Gene Siskel Film Center before they all go! Continued

Joanna Rudnick heralds "landmark victory" in ACLU/Myriad gene patenting case

In the wake of yesterday's historic court ruling against Myriad Genetics, Kartemquin's In the Family is featured in a special segment on today's All Things Considered on NPR (available to live stream here from 7pm ET). The film's director, Joanna Rudnick, has also been interviewed by the Chicago Tribune about the case, which she cited as a "landmark victory for all women and families with BRCA mutations, as well as a precedent-setting decision for the case against patenting forms of nature." Continued

Judge rules in favor of ACLU in Myriad Genetic case

A U.S. District judge has ruled in favor of the ACLU in their lawsuit against Myriad Genetics today, stating that it's patents for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene-test “are directed to a law of nature and were therefore improperly granted.” This is a great victory for all who were involved in Kartemquin's documentary In the Family, which documented filmmaker Joanna Rudnick's investigation of the patenting issue after her own discovery that she carried the BRCA gene. Continued