Gordon Quinn to give University of Chicago's 2016 Robert H. Kirschner, MD, Human Rights Memorial Lecture

Gordon Quinn, founder and artistic director of Kartemquin Films, will return to his Alma Mater, the University of Chicago, to give the 2016 Robert H. Kirschner, MD, Human Rights Memorial Lecture on June 2, 2016 at 6:00 PM, during the 2016 UChicago Alumni Weekend. Quinn will be interviewed on stage by Jacqueline Stewart, Professor in Cinema and Media Studies and the interim director (2015-16) of the Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry.


Monday, January 20, 2014 1:15 pm

Egyptian Theatre
328 Main St.
Park City, UT
The 2014 Sundance Film Festival presents a 20th anniversary film screening of Hoop Dreams, which originally screened at the 1994 Sundance film festival, collecting the Audience Award for Best Documentary. Get tickets and more information here. Hoop Dreams filmmakers Steve James, Frederick Marx, and Peter Gilbert will attend the screening, with stars Arthur Agee and his mother Sheila Agee. Kartemquin's Gordon Quinn, executive producer of the film, and Kartemquin's current staff will all also attend for this special event. The film will be screened from a new uncropped, high definition digital master that better represents the pictorial quality of the original videography. Digitally remastered at Modern VideoFilm with sound restoration by Audio Mechanics, this version allows future audiences to see the film as conceived by its filmmakers. The new master was created in a collaboration between Sundance Institute, UCLA Film & Television Archive, the Academy Film Archive and Kartemquin Films. Get more details on the restoration.

A History of What Wasn't

Carolyn Faber is leading the project to assess the state and contents of Kartemquin's 46-year archive of production materials - a collection of (conservatively estimated) 12,000+ different film reels, video tapes, hard drives and more. The painstaking work is unraveling a hidden history of Kartemquin and our filmmaking that has never properly been noted, let alone made public - especially those films we started but could never get funding to finish.

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