5 Girls airs on WTTW

Maria Finitzo's 5 Girls, an award-winning documentary that closely follows five teenagers in Chicago as they navigate adolescence, will air on WTTW Wednesday night at 10pm.

The film originally aired on PBS' P.O.V. strand, and was praised for its depth and candor by critics, with the Boston Globe stating it revealed a portrait of teenage female life "we've seen little of in mainstream media."

Watch a new video introduction to the 2001 film from director/producer Maria Finitzo below:


Saturday, October 1, 2011 7:45 pm

Oriental Theater
2230 North Farwell Avenue
Milwaukee, WI

A Good Man screens as part of the Milkwaukee Film Festival's tribute to Kartemquin Films. Get more information.

Rock the Doc! Summer of 45s

On August 23rd at the Hide Out in Chicago Kartemquin will host Rock the Doc! Summer of 45s.

A party benefit night of DJs spinning vintage vinyl tunes from 1966 onwards to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Kartemquin Films, the event is the third in our Rock the Doc series, designed to bring the Chicago independent filmmaking community together.

DJs include Kartemquin's very own Zak Piper, Bill Siegel, Naomi Walker, Joe Wroblewski and Michael Slaboch.


Monday, September 5, 2011 9:00 pm

A special WTTW broadcast of Taylor Chain I & II, in honor of Kartemquin's 45th anniversary.

Thursday, June 23, 2011 7:00 pm

Kartemquin co-founder and Artistic Director Gordon Quinn and Steve James, a Producer with Kartemquin for over 20 years, will discuss the 45th anniversary of Kartemquin with acclaimed documentary filmmakers and critic AJ Schnack on his Silverdocs radio show.

Quinn and James will also discuss respectively A Good Man and The Interrupters, their Kartemquin documentaries screening at this year's Silverdocs Festival. Violence interrupter Ameena Matthews will also take part in the show.


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