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.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 1:30 pm

Skokie Theatre
7924 Lincoln Ave
Skokie,

Ed Tracy presents the Kartemquin Film Prisoners of Her Past a powerful documentary detailing Sophie Reich dealing with personal ghosts from the Holocaust, Fascism, her refugee status, and World War II.

Emmy Award-winning Chicago Tribune journalist and author Howard Reich will be the special guest at CONVERSATIONS with Ed Tracy at the Skokie Theatre on Wednesday, April 20th at 1:30 pm. The program is part of the new monthly interview series hosted by Ed Tracy featuring authors and influential leaders in the arts, media and business. Reich, a Skokie native, has covered the arts for the Tribune since 1978 and authored five books including the work that inspired the Kartemquin Films documentary, Prisoner of Her Past. As the producer, writer and narrator of the film, Reich brings the audience on a journey through the United States and Eastern Europe uncovering his mother’s traumatic past that has returned to haunt her.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Chicago-based Kartemquin Films, an internationally-recognized documentary company dedicated to producing films that sparks conversation and engagement. A book signing sponsored by The Book Stall at Chestnut Court follows.

$10 Advance Reservations are suggested: Skokie Theatre or call: 847-677-7761

For more information, visit: Conversations with Ed Tracy

In the Game plays domestic and international fixtures through busy spring season

Our critically acclaimed documentary In the Game by Peabody-Award winning filmmaker Maria Finitzo’s is racking up screenings this spring, with upcoming appearances at New Zealand's Doc Edge, Chicago Latino Film Festival, Minneapolis-St.Paul Film Festival, Ashland Film Festival; at Governor's State and Stanford Universities; and at the prestigious Women Deliver and ASU GSV 2016 conferences.

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Saturday, April 16, 2016 11:30 am

Logan Theater
2646 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL

A haunting story of a secret childhood trauma resurfacing, sixty years later, to unravel the life of Holocaust survivor Sonia Reich. The film follows her son, Chicago Tribune jazz critic Howard Reich, as he journeys across the United States and Eastern Europe to uncover why his mother believes the world is conspiring to kill her. Along the way, he finds a family he never knew he had. He also finds psychiatrists in New Orleans helping traumatized children who survived Hurricane Katrina overcome their childhood terrors as his mother now does.

CIMMFest is honoring Gordon Quinn this year as the recipient of their BAADASSSSS Award.

To purchase tickets, please visit: Tickets

Saturday, April 16, 2016 1:00 pm

Logan Theatre
2646 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL

Follow acclaimed director/choreographer Bill T. Jones as he and his company create their most ambitious work, an original dance-theater piece in honor of Abraham Lincoln's Bicentennial.

CIMMFest is honoring Gordon Quinn this year as the recipient of their BAADASSSSS Award.

To purchase tickets, please visit: Tickets

Saturday, April 16, 2016 5:00 pm

Old Town School of Music
4544 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL

The first music documentary to be nominated for an Academy Award, Festival helped launch the career of CIMMfest’s 2016 Baadasssss honoree Gordon Quinn, one of the editors who cut together this synthesis of the 1963 to 1966 Newport Folk Festivals. A magical snapshot of a time of musical rediscovery and cultural change, featuring performances by Johnny Cash, Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, Mississippi John Hurt, Howlin' Wolf, the Staple Singers, Donovan, a host of astonishing square dancers, bluegrass pickers, gospel singers, and Bob Dylan infamously going electric with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band.

CIMMFest is honoring Gordon Quinn this year as the recipient of their BAADASSSSS Award.

To purchase tickets, please visit: Tickets

Sunday, April 17, 2016 3:00 pm

Comfort Station
2579 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL

Screening of one of the earliest of Gordon Quinn's films, And This Is Free offers a window into the old Maxwell Street Market. The legendary Maxwell Street market-Chicago's fabled kaleidoscope of races, religions, bargain hunters and street musicians-is captured in all its grit and hot-dog mustard glory in this cult classic of cinema-verite filmmaking; an early example of Gordon Quinn's work as sound recordist and assistant editor.

CIMMFest is honoring Gordon Quinn this year as the recipient of their BAADASSSSS Award. The event, in a fitting coincidence to the title, is free of charge.

To purchase tickets, please visit this link: Tickets

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