Ahead of our 50th anniversary celebration on June 24th at the Harris Theater Rooftop, we open our archives to the Chicago public with the exhibition “Kartemquin Films 1966-2016: Democracy through Documentary” opening on May 21st and running through August 20th at Expo 72 (72 E. Randolph St, Chicago, IL, 60601).
Fandor, the leading curated subscription streaming service for independent and international films, announced today that they will jointly release over thirty films made and distributed by legendary Chicago documentary production studio Kartemquin Films, sixteen of which debut today. The move underscores Fandor and Kartemquin’s commitment to providing extraordinary cinema to an ever-growing audience of film enthusiasts.
"A truly fantastic look at one of the most influential names within the world of non-fiction filmmaking."
At CriterionCast.com, film critic Joshua Brunsting has posted a series of reviews of our DVD-set of 1960s-made classics, The Kartemquin Collection: The Early Years Volumes 1, 2 & 3. The reviews are so effusive in their praise for the individual films and Kartemquin as a whole that we just had to share some of our favorite quotes.
The esteemed film magazine Sight & Sound gave our recently released DVDs The Kartemquin Collection: The Early Years Volumes 1 & 2 a great review in its May 2011 issue.
Download the latest episode of Filmspotting, the popular Chicago-based weekly film review show, and around the 30 minute mark you'll hear a nice mention of Kartemquin's new triple DVD set, The Kartemquin Collection: Early Years, Volume 1-3, as well as their anticipation for the upcoming theatrical release of The Interrupters.