Monday, March 23, 2015 3:00 pm

Chicago Cultural Center - GAR Hall and Rotunda
77 East Randolph Street
Chicago, IL

The Indie Caucus, along with WTTW, WNET, PBS, POV, Independent Lens, and ITVS, will be in Chicago for the third and final stop in the National Listening Tour for Independent Films on PBS.

Hosted by
Kartemquin Films,
371 Productions,
Chicago Film Office, and
City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

Make your voice heard on the last stop of the PBS Listening Tour in Chicago. This is your chance to help set the priorities and share ideas around strengthening viewership, distribution, and community engagement of independent film.

It's our final chance to be heard. We need YOU to be there and to speak up. Please rsvp here:

If you are in or around Chicago, please join this important conversation.

Kartemquin Films Teams with Hulu on Accelerator Program for Filmmakers of Color

Today at the Sundance Film Festival Kartemquin Films and Hulu announced a two-year partnership that will offer an unprecedented opportunity for alumni of Kartemquin’s acclaimed Filmmaker Development Programs. Combining Kartemquin’s expertise in nurturing emerging, diverse midwest-based filmmakers and projects with Hulu’s groundbreaking support of original documentaries, the Hulu / Kartemquin Accelerator program will launch in March 2020.


Sunday, December 2, 2018 3:30 pm

Gene Siskel Film Center
164 N State St
Chicago, IL
Inquiring Nuns will screen at the Gene Siskel Film Center on December 2, 2018 at 3:30 PM as part of the film's 50th Anniversary Theatrical Release. Details here.

Saturday, November 3, 2018 4:00 pm

DePaul University
2330 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL
Details here.

For The Left Hand

At age 10, Norman Malone was attacked with a hammer to the head by his father, who then killed himself. Now paralyzed on his right side, and living in a housing project on Chicago’s South Side, Malone still was determined to become a pianist. Without ever telling anyone, he spent 60 years mastering the works written solely for the left-hand by great composers such as Brahms, Prokofiev, Ravel, and Britten. But after a chance encounter leads to a journalist discovering his extraordinary story, Malone begins to belatedly launch his concert career at age 78. For The Left Hand offers a portrait of the concert pianist he has become as he takes on the greatest – and most difficult – pieces in the entire left-hand repertory, making his hidden talent public for the first time.
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