KTQ50

For the 50th anniversary of Kartemquin Films, we celebrate our legacy in Chicago and beyond, and look forward to another 50 years of innovative and impactful work. Several organizations in Chicago and around the country will host a series of screenings and events to celebrate Kartemquin’s work, and the power of documentary to inspire action. A complete listing of the year’s events will be regularly updated at www.kartemquin.com/ktq50. Join the conversation on Twitter by using #KTQ50.

Friday, April 1, 2016 7:00 pm

Reva & David Logan Center for the Arts
915 E. 60th Street
Chicago, IL
In conjunction with Kartemquin Films’ 50th anniversary celebration and with the special exhibition Monster Roster at the Smart Museum of Art, join documentary filmmaker and Kartemquin founder Gordon Quinn and UChicago professor Judy Hoffman for a special double screening and discussion about artists Leon Golub and Nancy Spero. Golub: Late Works are the Catastrophes and Woman as Protagonist: The Art of Nancy Spero will screen as a double feature. Free. Seating is limited and offered on a first come, first served basis. Find more information here. Presented in collaboration with Kartemquin Films and the Film Studies Center at the University of Chicago.

Saturday, March 12, 2016 2:00 pm

Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street
Chicago, IL
WTTW, in partnership with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and Kartemquin Films presents a Celebration of Kartemquin Films 50th Anniversary. There will be a FREE screening of three short works from the early years: Now We Live on Clifton (26 min., 1974) Winnie Wright, Age 11 (26 min., 1974) and Viva La Causa (12 min., 1974). Immediately following the screening there will be a panel discussion with questions and comments from the audience. To RSVP for this event go to: kartemquin50.eventbrite.com.

WTTW celebrates 50th Anniversary of Kartemquin Films with monthly broadcasts through 2016

WTTW, Chicago's premier public television station, will broadcast a year-long series of Kartemquin's award-winning films in honor of our 50th anniversary.

The monthly series will feature films from each decade of Kartemquin’s history, including the classic Hoop Dreams (1994), which will air in June 2016, to coincide with a Kartemquin “Milestones” gala celebration at the Chicago Cultural Center and Harris Theater on June 24, and an art exhibition running May-August at Expo 72.

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Thursday, June 2, 2016 6:00 pm

Mandel Hall, University of Chicago
1131 East 57th Street
Chicago, IL
Kartemquin Artistic Director Gordon Quinn will present the 2016 Robert H. Kirschner Memorial Lecture during the University of Chicago's 2016 Alumni Weekend. This annual lecture series honors the life and work of Robert H. Kirschner, MD, noted forensic pathologist and a founder of the University of Chicago Pozen Family Center for Human Rights. 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, discussing how preserving images of the past is critical to contemporary social justice movements, with reference to his upcoming film '63 Boycott, and other works in the Kartemquin filmography. See details here: http://humanrights.uchicago.edu/kirschnerlecture

Friday, January 29, 2016 7:00 pm

Block Cinema at Northwestern University
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL

Stevie by filmmaker Steve James will screen at Block Cinema at Northwestern University as part of Kartemquin's 50th Anniversary celebrations.

The film's director Steve James will be attending.

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Thursday, January 28, 2016 7:00 pm

Block Cinema at Northwestern University
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL

Thumbs Down by filmmakers Gordon Quinn and Gerald Temaner will screen at Block Cinema at Northwestern University as part of Kartemquin's 50th Anniversary celebrations.

The film's director Gordon Quinn will be attending.

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