Edith+Eddie encourages dialogue, impact around elder rights and guardianship reform

Academy Award-nominated Edith+Eddie by Laura Checkoway continues to generate awareness and energy around the issues of elder rights, elder abuse, guardianship abuse, aging, end-of-life issues and legal reform. The film recently screened to five groups as part of its ongoing impact campaign: The American Bar Association (ABA) Commission on Law and Aging Iowa Law and Services Together (ILAST) Elder Abuse Coordinated Community Response Team The Gentle/Radical Film Club (dedicated to delivering accessible, grassroots screenings to minority ethnic women in South Wales, Great Britain) Continued

Steve James announced as 2018 AFI DOCS Guggenheim Honoree

Kartemquin is thrilled to share that long-time Kartemquin associate Steve James has been announced as the 2018 AFI DOCS Charles Guggenheim Symposium honoree. Read the official release from AFI DOCS here. James will be honored on June 14 at 6:30PM at the National Museum of American History's theater, where episode one of the James' upcoming docuseries America to Me will screen. The evening will also include an in-depth conversation with James along with clips from his acclaimed works. Purchase tickets here. Continued

Now We Live on Clifton featured at the Art Institute of Chicago

Kartemquin is excited to share that our 1974 film Now We Live on Clifton is now featured in the Art Institute of Chicago's new exhibition, 'Never a Lovely So Real: Photography and Film in Chicago, 1950-1980.' The exhibit runs through October 28. Featured on the accompanying audio tour are Now We Live on Clifton filmmakers and original Kartemquin collective members Gordon Quinn, Kartemquin Artistic Director and co-founder of Kartemquin Films, and Peter Kuttner. Continued

'63 Boycott wins Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary Short at the Nashville Film Festival

This past weekend '63 Boycott, a film by Rachel Dickson, Tracye A. Matthews and Gordon Quinn, won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary Short at the Nashville Film Festival. The win makes the film eligible for submission to the 2019 Academy Awards. Previously, the film won the Audience Award for Best Documentary Short at the 2018 Pan African Film + Arts Festival (the film's LA premiere), and made its New York premiere at the Museum of Modern Art's 2018 Documentary Fortnight. The film next screens at the Adrian International Film Festival on Saturday, May 19th, and the African Diaspora Cinema Festival in Florence, Italy, running July 5-8. Continued

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