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.

Saturday, November 12, 2016 4:45 pm

Omni William Penn Hotel
530 William Penn Place
Pittsburgh, PA

The Association of Moving image Archivists, AMIA will be holding its annual conference in Pittsburg. Nancy McDonald and Carolyn Faber (head of Kartemquin Archives project) will be conducting a panel together with Sarah Chapman from Media Burn Archives on Saturday, November 12.

Throughout 2015 and 2016, Media Burn Archives collaborated with Kartemquin Films to create the first public access to collections of camera-original footage from KTQ’s archive. More than 200 unreleased video tapes in will be available for free public viewing on by the end of 2016. It will be the first time any footage from KTQ’s 50-year archive of 18,000 items related to documentary productions will be made available to the public in any form. The panelists will discuss the rationale for prioritizing the preservation of camera-original footage and ways to engage the public with the digital access, the risk factors specific to the long-term survival of independently produced work from the videotape era, the complexities of creating and sustaining a formal archive at an active production company, as well as how to frame a mutually beneficial structure for an archive to create access to a collection held by an outside organization.

An outpouring of love for Roger Ebert as he announces "a leave of presence"

UPDATE: We are all devastated to learn of Roger Ebert's death. Please bear with us as we process the shattering loss of our friend. Our statement on his passing can be found here. The page and storify below has been left unedited to reflect our feelings of celebration and kindness in the moments before his death.

To see remembrances following his passing, read our updated Storify: Fans react to Roger Ebert's death.


Sunday, May 19, 2013 1:30 pm

Rubloff Auditorium, Chicago History Museum
1601 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL
The Last Pullman Car screens at the Chicago History Museum as part of their Project Sunday documentary series. The film's co-directors Jerry Blumenthal and Gordon Quinn will attend for a discussion with the audience following the screening. Cost: Free for members; Free with Museum admission for nonmembers. Get more details.

Equipment Graveyard - new KTQ Archives blog on "lost" equipment

In a new blog at the Kartemquin Archives Project, lead archivist Carolyn Faber shares the story of an unusual discovery: an Auricon Sound-On-Film Recording Amplifier.

The vintage optical sound equipment, found in a box by fellow KTQ archivist Lyra Hill, was originally purchased as the accompaniment to our beloved "Camera #1", but discarded as Gordon Quinn and friends hacked the camera and custom-modified it to fit their own crystal-synch sound set-up (watch the video below for an explanation). The Auricon was thus never even used once for its intended purpose; as Gordon comments in Carolyn's blog, "It's junk."


Thursday, March 28, 2013 6:00 pm

Kavarna Coffeehouse
143 N. Broadway
Green Bay, WI
Join AIGA Wisconsin at Kavarna Coffeehouse on Thursday, March 28th for a Hamilton poster viewing party and special screening of Typeface, a film centered on this rural museum and print shop. You can also peruse a multitude of cool items that will be available for sale to help raise funds for the Hamilton Museum. Jim Moran, the Museum Director, will also be there to give an update on the Hamilton's progress. Click here to donate to their cause! $20 / all attendees PLEASE NOTE: This is a fundraising event. 100% of your registration fee will directly support the Hamilton Wood Type Museum. Additional donations will be accepted at the event. Please email Amanda Campbell at with any questions.

Monday, October 15, 2012 7:00 pm

Princess Cinemas
6 Princess Street West
Waterloo, ON

Join us for a screening of Typeface in Waterloo, Ontario at the Princess Cinema! It's part of their Art/Design/Architecture film series and it should be wonderful!

For more information check out Princess Cinema's website:


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