Education

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: https://pbslisteningtourchicago.eventbrite.com

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

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 9:00 pm

In response to this moment of national protest, WTTW will air a special broadcast of '63 Boycott on June 10th at 9PM. 

ABOUT THE FILM

On October 22, 1963, more than 250,000 students boycotted the Chicago Public Schools to protest racial segregation. Many marched through the city calling for the resignation of School Superintendent Benjamin Willis, who placed trailers, dubbed 'Willis Wagons,' on playgrounds and parking lots of overcrowded black schools rather than let them enroll in nearby white schools. Combining unseen archival 16mm footage of the march shot by Kartemquin founder Gordon Quinn with the participants' reflections today, '63 Boycott connects the forgotten story of one of the largest northern civil rights demonstrations to contemporary issues around race, education, school closings, and youth activism.

Represent World Premieres at CIFF44 Streams

Kartemquin is exciting to announce that Represent is enjoying its world premiere as part of CIFF44 Streams, April 15th - 28th.

In her debut feature, Chicago-based documentary filmmaker Hillary Bachelder creates a tender and often unexpected portrait of three passionate women candidates, the challenges they face, and a glimpse at what we all have to gain when women shape the future of our communities and ultimately, our country. 

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020 12:00 pm

We are excited to announce CIFF44 Streams is live featuring Hillary Bachelder's debut feature Represent!

CIFF44 Streams will be live Wednesday, April 15, 2020 through 11:59 PM on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. 

CIFF44 Streams viewers have access to single screening tickets at $8 per film. Current CIFF members at all levels have been given all-access login credentials.  

NOTE: Due to distributor/filmmaker restrictions, access to CIFF44 Streams is geo-restricted to viewers in Ohio.
Your credit card must have an Ohio billing address in order for your CIFF44 Streams order to be processed.

Like seats at Film Festival theaters, all streams are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Every film is limited to a maximum number of streams or “seats” due to distributor/filmmaker restrictions.

For answers to more of the most commonly asked CIFF44 Streams questions, check out the FAQs!

Thursday, April 30, 2020 8:00 pm

'63 Boycott will be featured on Will-TV as part of the Reel Midwest Film Series. Blending unseen 16mm footage of the march shot by Kartemquin founder Gordon Quinn with the participants’ reflections today, ’63 Boycott connects the forgotten story of one of the largest northern civil rights demonstrations to contemporary issues around race, education, school closings, and youth activism. 

Illinois Public Media hosts the second season of Reel Midwest, an independent film series that helps to find and broadcast the best feature, documentary, and short films from Illinois and across the Midwest. Learn more here.

City So Real Creates Buzz at True/False Film Festival

Steve James' latest project, City So Real enjoyed its first full series premiere at the True/False Film Festival on Saturday, March 7th. After premiering its first two episodes in the Indie Episodic Program at the Sundance Film Festival in January, festival goers were treated the opportunity to watch the full series all together including a brief intermission between episodes 2 and 3. The other screenings split the series in half. 

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Monday, July 15, 2019 12:30 pm

McCormick Place - South Building
Chicago, IL

America to Me filmmakers host a “Real Talk” about racial equity in Chicago schools, using clips from the film to ignite conversations that identify structural inequities in the docuseries, and in your school!

Details here.

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