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First Kartemquin Fall Festival exhibits and celebrates Chicago's diverse documentary community

Kartemquin's very first Fall Festival, in partnership with ArcLight Cinemas Chicago, spanned three days and exhibited 26 films, 62% of which were directed by filmmakers of color and 50% by women. We were thrilled to be joined by so many members of the diverse Chicago documentary community, and to share in the viewing of groundbreaking work and lively post-screening discussions.

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Gordon Quinn to give University of Chicago's 2016 Robert H. Kirschner, MD, Human Rights Memorial Lecture

Gordon Quinn, founder and artistic director of Kartemquin Films, will return to his Alma Mater, the University of Chicago, to give the 2016 Robert H. Kirschner, MD, Human Rights Memorial Lecture on June 2, 2016 at 6:00 PM, during the 2016 UChicago Alumni Weekend. Quinn will be interviewed on stage by Jacqueline Stewart, Professor in Cinema and Media Studies and the interim director (2015-16) of the Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry.

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Saturday, May 7, 2016 2:00 pm

TIFF Bell Lightbox
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON

TIFF Retrospective and Hot Docs presents Hoop Dreams the monumental documentary about two ordinary inner-city kids who dare to dream the impossible - professional basketball glory - in this epic chronicle of hope and faith.
The screening is part of the
2016 Hot Docs Outstanding Career Achievement Award Winner retrospective honoring Steve James, who will be attending the screening.

“A film like Hoop Dreams is what the movies are for. It takes us, shakes us and makes us think in new ways about the world around us. It gives us the impression of having touched life itself." — Roger Ebert Originally intended as a PBS short about two kids from Chicago's projects, Hoop Dreams became a six-year observation on race, poverty, class and the American Dream. When it failed to garner an Academy Award nomination in the documentary feature category, public outcry led to an overhaul of how films are nominated. More than two decades after its 1994 release, the film's issues and themes are still incredibly relevant and the characters no less compelling. The stories of Arthur Agee and William Gates sadly reflect a reality many youth face today, where opportunity is obstructed and the hopes of many are a burden on a few.” Alexander Rogalski

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Saturday, May 7, 2016 2:00 pm

TIFF Bell Lightbox
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON

TIFF Retrospective and Hot Docs presents Hoop Dreams the monumental documentary about two ordinary inner-city kids who dare to dream the impossible - professional basketball glory - in this epic chronicle of hope and faith.

“A film like Hoop Dreams is what the movies are for. It takes us, shakes us and makes us think in new ways about the world around us. It gives us the impression of having touched life itself." — Roger Ebert Originally intended as a PBS short about two kids from Chicago's projects, Hoop Dreams became a six-year observation on race, poverty, class and the American Dream. When it failed to garner an Academy Award nomination in the documentary feature category, public outcry led to an overhaul of how films are nominated. More than two decades after its 1994 release, the film's issues and themes are still incredibly relevant and the characters no less compelling. The stories of Arthur Agee and William Gates sadly reflect a reality many youth face today, where opportunity is obstructed and the hopes of many are a burden on a few.” Alexander Rogalski

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