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.
The Homestretch will world premiere at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival this April!
Co-directors Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly said: "We are so proud that our new film will show for the first time at this incredible film festival. It is the largest documentary film festival in North America, and its commitment to non-fiction cinema makes it the perfect home for The Homestretch."
After four years of intense work, The Homestretch is finally nearing completion. As they get ready to release the film, co-directors/producers Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly are simultaneously launching the first steps of a major audience engagement strategy for their film about homeless teens in Chicago: please help them do it!
The MacArthur Foundation has awarded $200,000 to Kartemquin's new production The Homestretch. The documentary, which follows homeless students within the Chicago Public School system, is being produced & directed by Kirsten Kelly and Anne de Mare and is a co-production with their Spargel Productions.