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.

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.


Friday, April 15, 2016 7:00 am

Visit http://watch.kartemquin.com/ to watch Taylor Chain I: A Story In a Local Union and Taylor Chain II: A Story of Collective Bargaining for free from April 15 - 21. The film will be supplemented with extra content from our archives, and new conversations and materials. Find out more about how you can watch all our films and participate in Kartemquin's 50th Anniversary at http://www.kartemquin.com/ktq50.

Saturday, June 11, 2016 2:00 pm

Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center
78 E Washington St
Chicago, IL

Kartemquin Films, the International Documentary Association and the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events host the first ever IDA Conversation Series event in Chicago, an exploration of the extraordinary work and career of the Academy Award® nominated director Steve James (director of Hoop Dreams, The Interrupters, Life Itself and more). James will speak about the theme of “Craft” and storytelling techniques in a career retrospective with Adam Kempenaar, host of the weekly film podcast/WBEZ radio show Filmspotting, showing clips from several films including exclusive sneak previews of new works-in-progress.


This conversation is part of Kartemquin Films' celebration of 50 years of democracy through documentary and 50 years of filmmaking in Chicago. A full list of the events can be found here, leading up to the #KTQ50 Birthday Party on the Harris Theater rooftop on June 24th: www.ktq50.org/calendar

Thursday, June 23, 2016 8:00 pm

WTTW Channel 11
Chicago, IL
Chicago's PBS Station WTTW Channel 11 will screen Hoop Dreams on June 23rd at 8 pm. The channel will screen Kartemquin films monthly during their year-long celebration of Kartemquin Films' 50th Anniversary.


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