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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.
Friday, September 20
Includes access to an intimate social gathering with Kartemquin’s board and esteemed filmmakers, plus main gala ticket
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.
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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.
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)
Marjorie Craig Benton and Charles Benton
Melissa Sage Fadim and Jamey Fadim
Dirk Johnson and Christie Hefner
Dorothy Mackevich Marks
Martin Ozinga IV and Amy Ozinga
Jane M. Saks and Emma Ruby-Sachs
Joe and Jennifer Shanahan
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
Celebrating collaborative documentaries that spark democracy, the Kartemquin 2013 Gala will unite Chicago changemakers who believe in the power of independent media.
Coming soon: One Night Only!
Kartemquin 2013 Gala
City Lights & Cocktails at the top of Chicago
Friday night, September 20th, 2013.
Kartemquin and The Black Cinema House will partner on "Chicago: Segregated City", a screening and discussion of three of our classic films about race in Chicago, along with an exclusive sneak preview of 63 Boycott, our in-progress film about the 1963 boycott of Chicago Public Schools by thousands of African American parents and students.