The Homestretch

Thursday, November 13, 2014 7:00 pm

Lake View Lutheran Church
835 W Addison
Chicago, IL
The Homestretch is being screened on November 13, at Lake View Lutheran Church, in Chicago.

Friday, November 7, 2014 6:00 pm

First Unitarian Church of Chicago
5650 S Woodlawn Av
Chicago, IL
The Homestretch is being screened at First Unitarian Church of Chicago. Get more details.

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.

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Thursday, February 27, 2014 6:00 pm

The Lower Eastside Girls Club
101 Avenue D (entrance on 8th St)
New York City, NY
The evening is a fundraiser for this important documentary about the growing crisis of youth homelessness. Your support will contribute to the film’s completion and to the ambitious advocacy and impact campaign associated with it. For more information about the film and to see a trailer, please visit www.kartemquin.com/films/the-homestretch. Q & A with the filmmakers and champagne reception to follow. RSVP to susanna@einsteinthompson.com. Seating is limited.

The Homestretch heads to Sundance

Kirsten Kelly and Anne de Mare, producers of The Homestretch, are in Park City this week, attending the 2013 Sundance Film Festival as Sundance Documentary Fellows. One of just twelve work-in-progress docs featured in the program, they'll be pitching the film to a variety of industry figures in the hope of raising additional funds to keep the edit going this Spring. The film, a co-production with Spargel productions, explores urban homelessness amongst adolescents enrolled in the Chicago Public Schools, and is being cut by Kartemquin's Leslie Simmer (As Goes Janesville).
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Sneak peek of documentary on youth homelessness at Chicago International Social Change Film Festival

In The Homestretch directors Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly explore urban homelessness amongst adolescents enrolled in the Chicago Public Schools. An estimated 15,000+ CPS students are homeless, with an estimated 1.6 million children nationwide "with no home and very limited adult support." The in-progress film is part of the opening night presentation of the Chicago International Social Change Film Festival on October 5th, 6:15pm at the Showplace Icon theater. The first ever public preview of The Homestretch will be followed by a Q & A with the filmmakers and Beth Cuningham of Chicago Coalition for the Homeless (Get tickets).
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