Gordon Quinn

Thursday, July 12, 2012 8:15 pm

Better Boys Foundation
1512 S. Pulaski Road
Chicago, IL

And This is Free screens at the Better Boys Foundation / Facets Chicago Sundown in K-Town Film Festival. Also screening are the shorts Jerry's Deli and Moon's.


Kartemquin is donating the screening of And This is Free to the festival. Gordon Quinn will attend the screening and be on a panel discussion with filmmakers Tom Palazzolo and Angelo Williams.


Get more information.

Gordon Quinn to Deliver Keynote at the 2012 Alliance for Community Media Conference

The Alliance for Community Media (ACM) has announced that Gordon Quinn, artistic director and founding member of Kartemquin Films, will keynote its opening plenary at the 2012 ACM Conference & Exhibition in Chicago on August 1st.

As well as being an acclaimed filmmaker, Gordon is an ardent supporter of public and community media.  He has served on the boards of several organizations, including The Illinois Humanities Council, The Chicago Public Access Corporation, and The Public Square Advisory Committee, The Illinois Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.


Saturday, June 2, 2012 10:30 am

1000 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL

Gordon Quinn will be delivering a keynote speech at "Myths, Democracy, & Tools for Media Literacy Education", a free public forum presented by Chicago Media Action, Multikulti, & Illinois Coalition for Justice, Peace and the Environment.


The full schedule for the day:

10:00am - coffee and mingle
10:30am - keynote: “Why does democracy require media education?”
11:45am - attendee introductions
12:00pm - a buffet lunch will be available for $5 at noon
12:30pm - workshop I: “The nuts and bolts of media literacy education”
2:00pm - workshop II: “The compromised education coverage of
WBEZ & WTTW and elite control of knowledge”
3:30pm - (time approximate) end of program / mingle

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 7:00 pm

Gordon Quinn will be on an episode of The Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana celebrating a new renovation to the studios of our friends the Community TV Network.

Watch the live stream here.

Thursday, May 10, 2012 7:00 pm

The Cinefamily
611 N. Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA

On Thursday, May 10, 2012, the International Documentary Association (IDA) invites you to join Simon Kilmurry, Executive Producer of American Documentary | POV; Lyn Goldfarb, award-winning documentary director and producer; Gordon Quinn, Artistic Director and founding member of Kartemquin Films; Lois Vossen, founding and Senior Series Producer of Independent Lens; and Brenda Brkusic, Executive Producer of Program Development and National Productions at PBS SoCaL, to discuss these issues and contribute to the conversation about independent documentary programming on PBS.

For IDA regular members, the price to attend the event is $15; for IDA student members, $5; and for non-members, $20. More information, along with tickets, can be found online.


PBS has long been an important outlet for independent documentary programming. Through POV and Independent Lens, millions of households gain free access to documentary programming addressing the most important issues of our time. But the landscape is changing for these programs. PBS announced a change in schedule for Independent Lens and POV, resulting in less favorable and inconsistent time slots. The documentary community responded with the public advocacy campaign PBS Needs Indies, and it received such support from independent producers that PBS announced it would reconsider the schedule move for both series. 


With these shifting realities, as well as significant cuts to funding to PBS' nonfiction programming from the National Endowment for the Arts, what does the future hold for independent documentary films and public broadcasting? What can you do to impact the decisions and changes being made right now?


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