On May 19 in Chicago a sneak preview of Kartemquin's in-progress film In the Game will accompany a panel discussion on equality and womens athletics: Women in Sports: The Legacy of Title IX. The event is being organized by the Young Women's Leadership Council of the Chicago Foundation for Women and will take place at Columbia College in Chicago.
As part of Kartemquin's 45th anniversary celebrations, Stranger Than Fiction at IFC Center hosted a great screening and discussion of The Chicago Maternity Center Story last night in New York City. Filmmakers Gordon Quinn and Suzanne Davenport attended, and were joined on a panel by Thom Powers of Stranger Than Fiction and medical journalist and original 1970's WATCH homebirth activist Laura Newman.
Read a great profile of Kartemquin's in-progress documentary In the Game in the Chronicle of Higher Education article "Upcoming Film Depicts Title IX’s Unfinished Work In Urban Schools".
We are delighted to announce a special Kartemquin 45th anniversary screening of the newly restored The Chicago Maternity Center Story in New York City. The screening is presented by Stranger Than Fiction at the IFC Center and will take place on April 19 at 8pm. Gordon Quinn and Suzanne Davenport, two of the film's five co-directors, will attend and take part in a discussion following the screening.
Inquiring Nuns was broadcast on WTTW in Chicago last night as the opening film in their year-long celebration of Kartemquin's 45th anniversary. A film about two nuns wandering the streets of Chicago asking people "are you happy?" was never going to fail to get a response, and the classic 1968 cinema verite documentary did just that.