Gordon Quinn

Monday, September 26, 2016 7:30 pm

Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
The Interrupters screens as part of a Kartemquin 50th Anniversary retrospective co-presented by UCLA Film & Television Archive and the International Documentary Association, September 16-26 at the Billy Wilder Theater in the Westwood area of Los Angeles. Director Steve James and Kartemquin Co-Founder Gordon Quinn will attend the screening. Tickets are now on sale at: https://www.cinema.ucla.edu/events/2016/kartemquin-films-at-50. Visit the link for a full description of the 15-film retrospective.

Sunday, September 25, 2016 7:00 pm

Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
Inquiring Nuns & Golub screen as part of a Kartemquin 50th Anniversary retrospective co-presented by UCLA Film & Television Archive and the International Documentary Association, September 16-26 at the Billy Wilder Theater in the Westwood area of Los Angeles. Kartemquin Co-Founder Gordon Quinn will be present at screening. Tickets are now on sale at: https://www.cinema.ucla.edu/events/2016/kartemquin-films-at-50. Visit the link for a full description of the 15-film retrospective.

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.

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Happy Birthday, Hoop Dreams, and the fight for fair use

A federal judge's verdict today marked a great victory for filmmakers and fair use champions everywhere. The ruling that the lyrics to “Happy Birthday to You” are not protected by copyright has special resonance for Kartemquin, as the injustice of having to pay $5,000 to license the song in our 1994 film Hoop Dreams directly inspired our long and ongoing fight to secure the fair use rights of all filmmakers.

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