Help Us Help Filmmakers

Since 1966, Kartemquin has dedicated itself to supporting independent documentary filmmakers with critical stories to tell. As a creative hub, we give these storytellers a home -- providing resources and guidance -- and partner with them to complete their projects with vision and integrity.


Major filmmakers pledge their support for our open letter to PBS

On Friday, a small coalition of Kartemquin producers and independent documentary filmmakers led by Gordon Quinn and Carlos Sandoval wrote an open letter to PBS expressing our dismay at their decision to move the nation's two biggest program strands for independent, award-winning documentary — Independent Lens and POV — away from Tuesday nights, their previous timeslot. This decision caused a significant decline in viewers for the programs, and seemed indicative of a potential jeopardization of PBS' mission to support independent democratic voices.


Thursday, April 12, 2012 7:30 pm

The Whistler
2421 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL

Join Kartemquin at The Whistler on April 12 for "Rock the Doc - Tunes & Trivia"


Test your knowledge against Chicago's finest brains, and then throw down some moves to DJ Zak Piper spinning vintage vinyl. Prizes and pride for the winning team.


Free Entry // Standard Pricing on beer and cocktails // Trivia: $15 for a team of 6, or $4 a person


All proceeds from trivia and a portion of the bar will go towards supporting Kartemquin, nonprofit Chicago filmmakers of The Interrupters, Typeface, Hoop Dreams and more, enabling us to continuing producing and distributing social issue documentaries and nurturing independent filmmakers – emerging and veteran.


This is the 4th event in our Rock the Doc social series. They are lots of fun. Come along!

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