Kartemquin and The American Dream

Join us next week at the University of Chicago for a screening of Barbara Kopple's Academy-Award winning film, American Dream (1990) as a part of a series at the Film Studies Center entitled "Human Rights at Home." Gordon Quinn, Peter Gilbert and Jerry Blumenthal helped shoot and record sound for various parts of the film and will be on hand to answer questions about the documentary following the screening. Thursday, October 4th 7:00pm Film Studies Center 5811 S Ellis Ave Cobb Hall 306 Free and open to the public Continued

Kartemquin and The Chicago Reporter

Kartemquin's 1975 documentary, Trick Bag, will be screened on October 19th as a part of The Chicago Reporter's John A. McDermott Short Film Festival program. The festival is in honor of the Reporter's 35th anniversary and will include, in addition to Trick Bag, excerpts from 3 films with connections to Kartemquin associates: David E. Simpson (Halsted St. USA), Judy Hoffman (Voices from Cabrini) and long-time Kartemquin friend Mike Gray (American Revolution 2). The festival will also screen the winner of the McDermott short film competition (Kartemquin's Justine Nagan served on the jury) and a presentation on independent media and social change by the Reporter's Publisher. Join us for this incredible event: October 19th, 5:30pm - 8:30pm Chicago Cultural Center Continued

Hoop Dreams Ranked #1 By International Documentary Association

Kartemquin is thrilled to announce that its 1994 Academy-Award nominated film, Hoop Dreams, received the top ranking in a list released today by the International Documentary Association (IDA). Director Steve James responded to the honor, ""I am totally humbled by this distinction. There areso many great documentaries on the list and not on the list that could have easily been given this honor. I think Hoop Dreams' staying power is due to the courage and honesty of the Gates and Agee families who let us so completely into their lives. And to what one reviewer wrote about all the dramatic twists and turns in their story: 'Hoop Dreams' script was by God.'" Continued