Kartemquin's 2002 documentary Stevie aired on Australian television for the first time this weekend, drawing a strong response from viewers. The devastating story of filmmaker Steve James' relationship with troubled Stevie Fielding, the IDFA award-winning film is among our most provocative and compelling works, as the social media reactions of the ABC2 viewers showed.
The Interrupters has been recognized with a nomination for Best Documentary at the Independent Spirit Awards. The honor will be Director Steve James' third nomination from Film Independent's Spirit Awards, with nods for Stevie in 2003 and a win for Hoop Dreams in 1994. The awards take place on February 25th in Santa Monica and will be broadcast by IFC.
The International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) begins this week, and Kartemquin is honored to have a total of eighteen screenings of seven different films at the prestigious Dutch festival, the world's largest documentary-specific event. A number of these screenings are already sold out
The International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) has announced its 2011 line-up, which includes A Good Man and The Interrupters. The festival, regularly cited as Europe's premier documentary event, runs November 16-27. This will mark the 7th festival of our 45th anniversary year in which the two films have screened together, and the two will be part of 7 total Kartemquin films screening at IDFA.
The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) commemorates celebrated producer/director Steve James at the TIFF Bell Lightbox cinema in Toronto. James will be attending the tribute, which runs from October 6th – October 9th, and features three of his films alongside the theatrical run of The Interrupters, and his special curation of the classic hockey film Slap Shot.