Edith+Eddie, Abacus nominated for 90th Academy Awards®

Kartemquin is absolutely thrilled to share that both Edith+Eddie and Abacus: Small Enough to Jail have been nominated for the 90th Academy Awards® in the Feature Documentary and Documentary Short categories, respectively. Edith+Eddie is directed, produced and edited by Laura Checkoway; produced by Thomas Lee Wright; co-produced and edited by P. Corwin Lamm; co-produced by Karina Rotenstein; with cinematography by Neil Barrett and John Larson. The film is executive produced by Cher, Steve James, Gordon Quinn and Betsy Steinberg. Continued

All the Queen's Horses begins encore run at Gene Siskel Film Center tomorrow

All the Queen's Horses will have an encore run at the Gene Siskel Film Center beginning tomorrow, January 12th. Purchase tickets here. Screenings as follows: Friday, January 12, 2:00PM Saturday, January 13, 5:15PM (Director Kelly Richmond Pope in-person) Sunday, January 14, 3:00PM Tuesday, January 16, 7:45PM (Director Kelly Richmond Pope in-person) Wednesday, January 17, 7:45PM (Director Kelly Richmond Pope in-person) About All the Queen's Horses Continued

Steve James earns DGA Award nomination for Abacus

Acclaimed director Steve James earned a nomination today from the Director's Guild of America for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary for his latest film, Abacus: Small Enough to Jail. This is James' fourth DGA Award nomination. He won in 2994 for Hoop Dreams, and was also nominated in this category in 2008 and 2011 for At the Death House Door and The Interrupters. As reported by The Hollywood Reporter. Continued

'63 Boycott to have NYC premiere at MoMA's Doc Fortnight 2018

'63 Boycott, a film by Rachel Dickson, Tracye A. Matthews and Gordon Quinn, will have its New York City premiere at Doc Fortnight 2018 as part of the 17th Annual International Festival of Nonfiction Film and Media at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). '63 Boycott will screen on Monday, February 19 at 1:00PM, preceding the film Black Memorabilia by Chico Colvard. Filmmakers in attendance. Doc Fortnight, MoMA's annual international festival of nonfiction film, returns for its 17th year with 12 days of innovative approaches to documentary filmmaking from February 15-26. '63 Boycott is also slated to have its LA premiere at the Pan African Film + Arts Festival, running February 8th-19th. About '63 Boycott Continued

Keep Talking has its Chicago premiere this Friday!

Keep Talking by Karen Lynn Weinberg will have its Chicago premiere at the Gene Siskel Film Center on Friday, January 5th at 8:15pm. A pre-screening reception begins at 7pm. A second showing will take place on January 11th at 8:15PM. Tickets here. Post-screening discussion panelists: 1/5/18: Director Karen Lynn Weinberg, co-producer Rachel Rozycki and Alutiiq Language Advocate Dr. Alisha Drabek; moderated by Dorene Wiese, CEO of the American Indian Association of Illinois 1/11/18: Director Karen Lynn Weinberg, co-producer Rachel Rozycki and Professor and Chair of the Department of Linguistics and Humanities, Lenore A. Grenoble; moderated by Dorene Wiese, CEO of the American Indian Association of Illinois. Continued

Keep Talking wins 1st place in 'Made in Alaska' competition at AIFF

Kartemquin is thrilled to share that Keep Talking took home the 1st place prize in the 'Made in Alaska' program at the 2017 Anchorage International Film Festival this past Sunday! Read the official announcement here. The film also earned a special mention in the Vancouver International Film Festival's "Impact" category following its World Premiere at VIFF. Praise for Keep TalkingKeep Talking... puts Weinberg on the list of filmmakers to keep an eye on... the film demonstrates how language can heal historical trauma, restore cultural practices and help strengthen the identity of young Alaska Natives.” - The Anchorage Press Continued