Kartemquin Films on Netflix

You wanted it, you got it. Here is a complete list of all the Kartemquin Films currently available on Netflix. With the films listed as "Save to Queue", if enough people add them to their queue, they become available for shipping. So help Kartemquin and do it now! Happy watching! Save to Queue Prisoner of Her Past Typeface   Watch Instantly and DVD Hoop Dreams Continued

Kartemquin screenings this week

A reminder to join us for two Kartemquin screenings this week... First, Kartemquin's first film, Home for Life is screening on Wednesday night the 23rd at 7:30pm in Evanston as a part of the REELTIME series. Join filmmakers Gordon Quinn and Jerry Temaner for this evening of documentary and discussion. Get the details. Also, Vietnam Long Time Coming, is screening on Saturday night the 26th at 5:45pm at the Hyde Park Art Center as a part of their Creative Move event. Director Jerry Blumenthal will introduce the film and answer questions afterwards. Get the details. We hope you can join us! Continued

Kartemquin's debut film available again

Kartemquin's founding film, Home for Life, is now available on DVD. The DVD features a restored print of the film and several extras including an interview with the filmmakers and deleted scenes. The release has generated some great press- read reviews in The Philadelphia Weekly and Time Out Chicago. To celebrate this DVD release, Home for Life is screening at ReelTime at the Evanston Public Library at 7:30pm on April 23rd. Filmmakers Jerry Temaner and Gordon Quinn will be present. Save the date! Continued

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. The film was introduced by Richard Christiansen, and the packed house enjoyed a lively, and long, discussion about the documentary following the screening. Continued

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. For more information, or to see who else was awarded, please visit filmpreservation.org. Continued

Second KTQ Retrospective Event Tomorrow Night!

The second night of the Kartemquin Retrospective at the University of Chicago is tomorrow night, Thursday, November 3rd at 7pm at the U of C Film Studies Center at 5811 S. Ellis. The evening entitled "Health in Crisis" will include screenings of Home for Life, The Chicago Maternity Center Story, [[HSA Strike 75|film:hsa-strike-75]] and Refrigerator Mothers as well as a discussion with the filmmakers following the film excerpts. Other events for the Retrospective will take place throughout November. For more information visit here. Continued