Home for Life screening sells out!

Kartemquin was thrilled to premiere the new restored 16mm print of its founding film, Home for Life, at a sold-out screening Saturday night at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago. At a pre-screening reception, friends of Kartemquin mingled with experts in the field of aging, documentary enthusiasts and several individuals who worked at the Drexel Home, both during filmmaking and in the years afterwards.

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Kartemquin Preserved!

Kartemquin Films is excited to be the recipient of a 2006 Partnership grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation to preserve its founding film, Home for Life. This grant, totaling over $11,500 in in-kind services and cash funds, will allow Kartemquin to restore and re-release this important film. Thanks to the Spertus Institute, the Chicago Film Archives, Chace Productions, Film Technology and I-Cubed for their assistance and support with this effort. This is Kartemquin’s first preservation award.

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