Friday, September 20, 2013 6:30 pm


Please contact Tamara Fouché ( or 773-472-4366) with any questions or to be added to a waiting list.

The Kartemquin Films Board, Staff and 2013 Gala Host Committee invite you to join us for our annual fundraising gala in celebration of collaborative documentaries that spark democracy.

KTQ 2013 Gala

Friday, September 20

VIP Reception 5:30-6:30 PM

Includes access to an intimate social gathering with Kartemquin’s board and esteemed filmmakers, plus main gala ticket

Gala 6:30-9:30 PM

The Kartemquin 2013 Gala will unite Chicago changemakers who believe in the power of independent media, for wonderful food and drink, stimulating conversation, and unparalleled views of the Chicago skyline, the lake, and Millennium Park.


I cannot attend but would like to contribute  

The gala will feature exclusive sneak preview of Life Itself, our forthcoming film about Roger Ebert, presented in person by director Steve James. Also showing will be sneak previews of many of our other upcoming works-in-progress.

Please contact Tamara Fouché ( or 773-472-4366) with any questions.



A private Chicago home with spectacular views of Millennium Park and Lake Michigan
(Full address to be revealed to attendees only. Details will be sent to you upon receipt of your reservation)


Business Casual

Gala Host Committee*

Marjorie Craig Benton and Charles Benton
Steve Cohen
Maya Friedler
Melissa Sage Fadim and Jamey Fadim
Dirk Johnson and Christie Hefner
Dorothy Mackevich Marks
Martin Ozinga IV and Amy Ozinga
Robin Robinson
Jane M. Saks and Emma Ruby-Sachs
William Schopf
Joe and Jennifer Shanahan
Howard Tullman

*In formation.


Kartemquin Board of Directors

Adrianne Furniss, Board Chair
Yvonne Afable
Patricia Aufderheide
Ed Bachrach
Margaret Caples
Eric Conley
Stuart Fagan
Maria Finitzo
Susan Gzesh
Preston Pugh
Gordon Quinn
Adam Singer
Jason Stephens


Monday, September 23, 2013 4:00 pm

Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center
78 E Washington St

Kartremquin's Tim Horsburgh will be on the following panel at Social Media Week Chicago, presenting marketing and distribution information and case studies from Kartemquin films. Registration is free.

Globalization, Cambodia & Social Issue Film: Harnessing the power of social media to unite and engage audiences

Premiering in 2013 at the Sundance Film Festival, ‘A River Changes Course’ is a feature documentary that explores the human and environmental impacts of rapid globalization. The film was directed by Kalyanee Mam, herself the product of the post-Khmer Rouge diaspora.

Launching a social action campaign in mid-2013, Kalyanee’s goal is connect audiences, and engage them in a dialogue about sustainability. The film has found a home within the Khmer-American community; by leveraging an enthusiastic Facebook following, the film has inspired screening hosts, donors, and viewers alike.

Using insights from the campaign, we’ll explore and discuss the power of tools like Facebook to unite community, promote independent film, and spread awareness about global issues. We’ll talk to campaign partners and donors, trace how and why they got involved, and what they’re doing to engage a larger audience.

Participants will take away knowledge about how to identify audience, leverage limited resources, and engage followers. We’ll talk about building community – both online and offline – and how to leverage that community to create lasting social change.

Kalyanee Mam, Director & Producer, A River Changes Course. Migrant Films LLC
Tim Horsburgh, Director of Communications and Programs, Kartemquin Films

Register here to attend.

Monday, February 11, 2013 6:30 pm

Boulder Public Library
1001 Arapahoe Avenue
Boulder, CO
'A Good Man' is screening in Colorado for the first time at the Boulder Public Library as part of a film series focusing on Black History Month. More information here:

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 12:00 am

Epic Academy
8255 S. Houston Ave
Chicago, IL
The Interrupters screens at Chicago's Epic Academy. To RSVP for the screening, please contact

Saturday, October 20, 2012 2:00 pm

Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington Street
Chicago, IL
As Goes Janesville screens at Chicago Cultural Center with Community Cinema Series.


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