'63 Boycott wins Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary Short at the Nashville Film Festival

This past weekend '63 Boycott, a film by Rachel Dickson, Tracye A. Matthews and Gordon Quinn, won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary Short at the Nashville Film Festival. The win makes the film eligible for submission to the 2019 Academy Awards. Previously, the film won the Audience Award for Best Documentary Short at the 2018 Pan African Film + Arts Festival (the film's LA premiere), and made its New York premiere at the Museum of Modern Art's 2018 Documentary Fortnight. The film next screens at the Adrian International Film Festival on Saturday, May 19th, and the African Diaspora Cinema Festival in Florence, Italy, running July 5-8. Continued

In memory of Art Shay

Kartemquin is deeply saddened by the passing of Art Shay, one the country's most renowned photographers who snapped countless celebrities and pivotal moments of the 20th century. Shay graciously shared his photos of the 1963 Chicago Public Schools Boycott with the filmmaking team of our 2017 film '63 Boycott. The filmmakers of '63 Boycott posted the videos to the film's website, where individuals could identify themselves or other participants as members of the protest. "Art was the premiere photographer in Chicago. We had both filmed the 1963 Chicago Public Schools Boycott, and over the last few years we got to know each other well. He will be missed greatly, but his work lives on as part of the legacy of the city," said Gordon Quinn, Artistic Director and co-founder of Kartemquin Films. Continued

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