Director Steve James concluded his speech to 1,000 Kartemquin supporters on Friday, June 24th by quoting the late Roger Ebert. “Chaz’s husband once said very memorably that movies are a machine that generates empathy,” said James. “If there has ever been an organization and a film company whose mission was to generate empathy, it is Kartemquin.”
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).
The 2016 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival begins this week, with Steve James being honored as the 2016 Hot Docs Outstanding Career Achievement Award Winner.
The 2016 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival announced their full line-up today, unveiling 232 films from 51 different countries, including 69 world premieres & 49 international premieres.
On December 5th, 2015, the International Documentary Association (IDA) honored Gordon Quinn, Kartemquin founder and artistic director, with their prestigious Career Achievement Award at the 2015 IDA Awards.
Haskell Wexler and Chaz Ebert gave the award to Gordon, who received a standing ovation from the audience at the Paramount theater in Los Angeles.