WTTW11 Chicago will air Kartemquin's The Last Pullman Car on labor day, September 3rd, at 10pm. This broadcast of the film is the first since its original air date in 1984.
The Last Pullman Car is available on on DVD pre-order now at:
On Tuesday, February 14 from 10-10:30 pm, WTTW’s Chicago Tonight will host a special panel discussion immediately following the U.S. television premiere of The Interrupters. Chicago Sun-Times columnist Carol Marin and Chicago Tonight's Phil Ponce will host the segment, which is produced by Emmy winner Jay Shefsky.
Carol Marin will talk with Ameena Matthews, Eddie Bocanegra, and Cobe Williams about CeaseFire and violence intervention. Then, Phil Ponce talks to former Chicago police superintendent Jody Weis and CeaseFire leader Tio Hardiman about CeaseFire’s relationship with the police. Ponce will also talk to Kartemquin Films producer/director Steve James (Hoop Dreams) and author-turned-producer Alex Kotlowitz (There Are No Children Here) about the making of The Interrupters and about the film’s impact on the community.
In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, WTTW will be broadcasting Prisoner of Her Past. Tune in on April 19th at 9pm to watch! For more information, see the WTTW website.
Maria Finitzo's 5 Girls, an award-winning documentary that closely follows five teenagers in Chicago as they navigate adolescence, will air on WTTW Wednesday night at 10pm.
The film originally aired on PBS' P.O.V. strand, and was praised for its depth and candor by critics, with the Boston Globe stating it revealed a portrait of teenage female life "we've seen little of in mainstream media."
Watch a new video introduction to the 2001 film from director/producer Maria Finitzo below:
Now We Live on Clifton follows 10 year old Pam Taylor and her 12 year old brother Scott around their multiracial West Lincoln Park neighborhood. The kids worry that they'll be forced out of the neighborhood they grew up in by the gentrification following the expansion of DePaul University. Watch on WTTW at 6:00pm.