Fox News Chicago dropped in on 1901 W Wellington yesterday to talk to us about our record-breaking year of releasing six films, and the 20th anniversary of Hoop Dreams.
Kartemquin's artistic director Gordon Quinn spoke to Jake Hamilton for the profile, touching on our desire to make films that promote empathy, and our attachment to the city of Chicago.
The film is one of four Kartemquin documentaries showing on the opening weekend of the country’s largest documentary festival, held at New York's IFC Center, SVA theatre and Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas from November 13-20, 2014. View the full line-up.
Early on Saturday morning - after being selected as Kickstarter project of the day and RogerEbert.com video of the day and raising over $6,000 in less than 24 hours - Almost There made their $20,000 crowdfunding goal!
This past weekend we celebrated the final stages of completing our new film Almost There with a special sneak preview for friends, people in the film, and Kickstarter backers at Pierogifest, where - eight years ago to the day - filmmakers Dan Rybicky and Aaron Wickenden first met their star, Peter Anton.
Filmmakers Dan Rybicky and Aaron Wickenden mark the final stages of making Almost There this Saturday, with the first public sneak preview of the film to friends, family and Kickstarter backers at Pierogifest in Whiting, Indiana. It was at that very same festival where they first met elderly 'outsider' artist Peter Anton eight years ago, beginning the project that became Almost There.