Stevie Japanese Theatrical Premiere!

Stevie will begin its premiere theatrical run in Japan at the "Pole-Pole Higashinakano" Theater in Tokyo, on Saturday, February 18th, 2006. Director/Producer Steve James and Producer Adam Singer will have a Q&A session following the 10:45AM, 1:40PM, 4:35PM and the 7:30PM screenings on Feb. 18th. They will also be there to answer questions after the 10:45AM and 1:40pm showings on Feb. 19th. Additionally, Hoop Dreams will show all night at the same theatre on February 18th. Stevie will run at the Pole-Pole through Friday, March 17, 2006. Daily Screening schedule: 10:45AM/ 1:40PM/ 4:35PM/ 7:30PM Continued

In the Family receives a grant from the Michael Reese Health Trust

In the Family recently received a grant from the Michael Reese Health Trust of Chicago. We are most grateful for their support. In other news, this February Joanna Rudnick and Gordon Quinn plan to present excerpts from the film in progress at "Joining Forces Against Hereditary Cancer," the first annual conference on hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, presented by FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered). This spring, we plan to launch an interactive website about the documentary. Continued

Kartemquin screenings at Big Sky next month!

For the 3rd consecutive year, Kartemquin films are screening at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival in Missoula, Montana. The details: Taylor Chain I (Quinn, Blumenthal; 1981) Thursday, February 16, 2006, 11:00am Single Screening Tickets $6 Shulie (Blumenthal; 1967) Tuesday, February 21, 2006, 8:15pm Single Screening Tickets $7 All screenings to be held a the historic Wilma Theater, 131 S. Higgins Ave. in downtown Missoula, MT. For more information, please visit here. Continued

Golub: Late Works New York premiere January 11th!

Golub: Late Works Are the Catastrophes will enjoy its New York festival premiere at the New York Jewish Film Festival next week. There will be two screenings of the work on Wednesday January 11th: a matinee at 1:30pm and another showing in the evening at 9:15pm. Both will be at The Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center, 165 West 65 Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue, plaza level. Ticket Prices range from $5-$10. For more information please visit here. Continued

Hoop Dreams added to National Film Registry

On December 20th, the Library of Congress announced that Kartemquin Films' 1994 documentary Hoop Dreams was chosen as a part of the 2005 annual selection of 25 films to be added to the National Film Registry. This year's collection includes Miracle on 34th Street, 1906 San Francisco earthquake footage and The Sting. The registry was created in 1989 and contains 400 films, in addition to the latest selections. Hoop Dreams Executive Producer Gordon Quinn remarked, "The National Film Registry selection of Hoop Dreams is a great honor for Kartemquin. The film remains a highlight of our 40 years of filmmaking, and we're very proud that the film was nominated by the public, and chosen by the Library of Congress, to be preserved as a cultural marker of our times." Continued

Terra Incognita receives a production grant from the Black & Fuller Fund of New York

Kartemquin Films recently received a $7,500 grant from the Harry S. Black and Allon Fuller Fund for continued production on Terra Incognita. It is the first grant that Kartemquin has received from this New York institution and the funds will go toward finishing the film. The Black and Fuller Fund awards one-year grants to nonprofit organizations in New York and Chicago for projects involving health and physical disabilities. In addition, Gordon Quinn, Maria Finitzo and Justine Nagan traveled to Amsterdam to pitch Terra Incognita at the prestigious IDFA Forum this past week. Great support was shown for the project. Continued

Second KTQ Retrospective Event Tomorrow Night!

The second night of the Kartemquin Retrospective at the University of Chicago is tomorrow night, Thursday, November 3rd at 7pm at the U of C Film Studies Center at 5811 S. Ellis. The evening entitled "Health in Crisis" will include screenings of Home for Life, The Chicago Maternity Center Story, [[HSA Strike 75|film:hsa-strike-75]] and Refrigerator Mothers as well as a discussion with the filmmakers following the film excerpts. Other events for the Retrospective will take place throughout November. For more information visit here. Continued