Human Rights

Thursday, June 27, 2013 5:45 pm

Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy
28 N Clark Street
Chicago, IL

CHEF PAUL KAHAN (Blackbird, avec, The Publican)
invite you to an intimate reception and exclusive sneak preview of


This is the first Chicago screening, straight from its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York.

Thursday, June 27, 2013
Film screening at 7:00 pm, followed by Q/A with Director, Bill Siegel

Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy
28 N Clark Street, Chicago, IL
Reception at 5:45 pm
Film screening will begin promptly at 7:00 pm

Food provided by Publican Quality Meats

Tickets are $500 each. Limited availability.

Please purchase tickets by Monday, June 21st. Questions: RSVP@KARTEMQUIN.COM

I cannot attend, but would like to donate:

THE TRIALS OF MUHAMMAD ALI covers the explosive crossroads of Ali’s life. When Cassius Clay becomes Muhammad Ali, his conversion to Islam and refusal to serve in the Vietnam War leave him banned from boxing and facing a five-year prison sentence. Ali’s choice of belief and conscience over fame and fortune resonates far beyond the boxing ring, striking issues of race, faith and identity that continue to confront us all today.

Your tax deductible donation of $500 will provide critical support to license the rarely seen archival footage in the film. This will pave the way for a nationwide, theatrical release.

To donate please visit:
Kartemquin Films is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization.

Friday, June 21, 2013 12:00 pm

National Portrait Gallery
Eighth and F Streets NW
Washington, DC
The Trials of Muhammad Ali screens at the AFI Docs Festival in Washington, DC. Director Bill Siegel will attend. Get info and tickets

'63 Boycott Website Launches!

On April 1st, 2013, Chicago's Kartemquin Films (Hoop Dreams) will launch as part of '63 Boycott, a cross-platform, web driven project designed to connect with participants in the historic 1963 Chicago Public School Boycott and engage the public in the importance of this history when considering the issues the city's public education system faces today. The website will help find the subjects for a documentary film, and evolve into a platform for those who participated in the boycott 50 years ago and those struggling for equal education today. The project is directed by Gordon Quinn (A Good Man, Prisoner of Her Past) and produced by Quinn and Zak Piper (The Interrupters).


Tuesday, May 14, 2013 12:00 am

Kartemquin is proud to announce the DVD re-release of classic documentary When Billy Broke His Head... and Other Tales of Wonder, an acclaimed early film from veteran KTQ Associate David E. Simpson and Billy Golfus.

The winner of 1995 Sundance Film Festival Freedom of Expression Award and a 1996 duPont-Columbia Award Winner, When Billy Broke His Head is an entertaining, irreverent road movie about disability, civil rights, and the search for intelligent life after brain damage. Following a traffic-accident, journalist Billy Golfus woke from a coma to find himself head-injured, hemiplegic and dependent on others. When Billy Broke His Head... tells of Golfus’ struggle to make a new life for himself in the face of pervasive discrimination and bureaucratic “helping systems.” Accompanied by filmmaker David E. Simpson, Golfus travels the country encountering disabled people of all stripes, and witnessing the strength and anger that has forged a civil rights movement for disabled Americans. Laced with humor and biting wit, When Billy Broke His Head... is a widely acclaimed, groundbreaking film about disability culture; a no holds barred, first-person account that refuses to tell the “inspirational” stories we have come to expect from films about people with disabilities.

“This ain’t exactly your inspirational cripple story.” -- Billy Golfus

When Billy Broke His Head... and Other Tales of Wonder was funded by the Independent Television Service (ITVS) with funds provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.


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