'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

'63 Boycott wins Audience Award for Best Documentary Short at PAFF!

'63 Boycott, a film by Rachel Dickson, Tracye A. Matthews, and Gordon Quinn took home the Audience Award for Best Documentary Short at the Pan African Film + Arts Festival this past week following its LA premiere at the fest on Thursday, February 15! The film made its New York City premiere the following Monday, February 19 at The Museum of Modern Art's 2018 Documentary Fortnight. ’63 Boycott: Documentary short reveals the cyclical nature of racism and resistance through protest, using archival and contemporary footage Continued

'63 Boycott has LA premiere tomorrow at PAFF

'63 Boycott, a film by Rachel Dickson, Tracye A. Matthews and Gordon Quinn, will have its Los Angeles premiere at the Pan African Film + Arts Festival on February 13 at 6:25PM. Purchase tickets here. All three filmmakers will be in attendance. The film will have a second showing at the festival on February 15 at 3:30PM. Purchase tickets here. In both programs, the film will screen with Brooks People, a film by Shahari Moore –– a graduate of our Diverse Voices in Docs program! Continued

'63 Boycott to have NYC premiere at MoMA's Doc Fortnight 2018

'63 Boycott, a film by Rachel Dickson, Tracye A. Matthews and Gordon Quinn, will have its New York City premiere at Doc Fortnight 2018 as part of the 17th Annual International Festival of Nonfiction Film and Media at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). '63 Boycott will screen on Monday, February 19 at 1:00PM, preceding the film Black Memorabilia by Chico Colvard. Filmmakers in attendance. Doc Fortnight, MoMA's annual international festival of nonfiction film, returns for its 17th year with 12 days of innovative approaches to documentary filmmaking from February 15-26. '63 Boycott is also slated to have its LA premiere at the Pan African Film + Arts Festival, running February 8th-19th. About '63 Boycott Continued

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