Kartemquin's Maria Finitzo, Gordon Quinn and Justine Nagan just returned from IDFA, the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam, where the 60 minute version of Mapping Stem Cell Research: Terra Incognita was in the Silver Wolf Competition. The film was screened 5 times followed by discussions with the filmmakers and audiences. Allison Kessler, one of the individuals featured in the film, attended the festival for the European premiere of the film.
As a part of its Community Cinema program, PBS' series Independent Lens is screening the 60-minute version of Kartemquin's latest release, Mapping Stem Cell Research: Terra Incognita, at venues around the country. These community events draw in local audiences for the screening and discussion afterwards. Check the list for an upcoming screening in your community.
Kartemquin filmmakers Maria Finitzo and Justine Nagan were in Milwaukee last night for a screening of Terra Incognita, hosted by the DocUWM program and ITVS' Community Cinema Program. The auditorium was near capacity for the screening and the enthusiastic discussion afterwards. Special thanks to Brad, the DocUWM crew and Alterra Coffee for their hospitality.
Kartemquin's stem cell doc, Mapping Stem Cell Research: Terra Incognita, won an "Award of Excellence" Accolade in the feature independent documentary category of this year's awards. The Accolades are a national competition "honoring outstanding craft and creativity in film, video, television and commercials." Clips of the winning works can be viewed here.
Join the members of Beth Emet The Free Synagogue in Evanston, IL, this Sunday at 10am for a screening of Kartemquin's Terra Incognita, followed by a discussion with Dr. Jack Kessler and Dr. Lori Zoloth from the film.
The screening is free and open to the public.
Beth Emet The Free Synagogue
1224 Dempster Evanston IL
At an awards ceremony in Chicago on Sunday, Kartemquin's stem cell doc, Mapping Stem Cell Research: Terra Incognita, was awarded a Gold Hugo called "The Chicago Award" by the Chicago International Film Festival. Festival Competitions Coordinator Phil Bajorat explained the accolade, "As part of the Chicago International Film Festival’s special section focusing on local filmmakers, the Chicago Award is presented to a Chicago or Illinois artist for the best feature film, short film, or documentary.
Kartemquin's stem cell doc, Mapping Stem Cell Research: Terra Incognita, is going to screen in New Orleans on Sunday night, November 4th at 6:30pm as a part of Independent Lens' Community Cinema program. Get more information.
November 4, 2007, Sunday, 6:30 PM
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
New Orleans, LA