- Retrospectives in New York and Los Angeles to Highlight Five Decades of Documentaries
- Nearly 1,000 Party Attendees Include CEO of PBS, Stars of Films and Directors from the Past 50 Years of Kartemquin, Elected Officials
Ahead of our 50th anniversary celebration on June 24th at the Harris Theater Rooftop, we open our archives to the Chicago public with the exhibition “Kartemquin Films 1966-2016: Democracy through Documentary” opening on May 21st and running through August 20th at Expo 72 (72 E. Randolph St, Chicago, IL, 60601).
Here at Kartemquin we are all very excited about tonight's #KTQ45 celebration at the Metro (with literally a handful of last, last minute tickets still available on the door)! But we're not the only ones: we were delighted to receive a letter of congratulations from Chicago's Mayor Rahm Emanuel this morning!
Here's the full text of the letter:
"September 15, 2011
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.
The Chicago Maternity Center Story and Women's Voices: The Gender Gap screen at the University of Chicago's Doc Films as part of a 10-week retrospective of Kartemquin Films in celebration of our 45th anniversary.
Filmmakers Suzanne Davenport and Jerry Blumenthal are attending for post-screening discussion with Jeanine Valrie of the International Center for Traditional Childbirth, and Kay F. Harvey of Kindred Spirits Family Birth Partners.