Hoop Dreams

Thursday, December 10, 2015 3:45 pm

Bloomsbury-Bertha Dochouse
The Brunswick
London, UK,
Curzon Bloomsbury's Bertha Dochouse will be screening Kartemquin's Hoop Dreams. The film will be introduced and discussed by director Asif Kapadia (SENNA, AMY). For more information about the screening and venue you can click here. The screening is part of a series called Filmmakers' Favorites, which will see leading documentary makers presenting films that inspired them at Dochouse, in partnership with Sight & Sound and Open City Docs.

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.


Saturday, October 25, 2014 1:00 pm

Showplace ICON Theater Lobby (Opposite Box Office)
1625 West End Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN
Master Class with Justine Nagan This intimate conversation features Justine Nagan, the Executive Director of Kartemquin Films which is one of most successful and prolific documentary production companies in the US. Hosted by IFP Minnesota, this educational event will touch in many things including Kartemquin’s impressive catalog, Justine’s role as Executive Producer, the current state of the documentary market, funding sources, and impact strategies. This event is free and open to the public. The moderator will be Rob Nelson, Minneapolis Star-Tribune Columnist and long-time member of the National Society of Film Critics. Free admission. (NOTE: Twin Cities Film Festival will be screening HOOP DREAMS on Thursday, October 23rd at 11:30am.)

Hot Springs to honor Gordon Quinn, showing multiple Kartemquin films

The 2014 Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival will honor Kartemquin Co-founder and Artistic Director Gordon Quinn with a career achievement award.

Gordon will also present a masterclass on documentary filmmaking ethics at the Arkansas-based festival, which runs October 10-19 and is the oldest all-documentary film festival in North America. Multiple Kartemquin films will also screen at the festival.


Monday, January 20, 2014 1:15 pm

Egyptian Theatre
328 Main St.
Park City, UT
The 2014 Sundance Film Festival presents a 20th anniversary film screening of Hoop Dreams, which originally screened at the 1994 Sundance film festival, collecting the Audience Award for Best Documentary. Get tickets and more information here. Hoop Dreams filmmakers Steve James, Frederick Marx, and Peter Gilbert will attend the screening, with stars Arthur Agee and his mother Sheila Agee. Kartemquin's Gordon Quinn, executive producer of the film, and Kartemquin's current staff will all also attend for this special event. The film will be screened from a new uncropped, high definition digital master that better represents the pictorial quality of the original videography. Digitally remastered at Modern VideoFilm with sound restoration by Audio Mechanics, this version allows future audiences to see the film as conceived by its filmmakers. The new master was created in a collaboration between Sundance Institute, UCLA Film & Television Archive, the Academy Film Archive and Kartemquin Films. Get more details on the restoration.


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