In an entertaining and revealing Chicago Magazine interview, Kartemquin's Justine Nagan talks to acclaimed filmmaker Spike Lee. Listen to the interview and read excerpted highlights.
It's finally here! The compilation video of our KTQ Labs Spring Showcase is now on the web, edited by KTQ sumer '12 intern Hillary Bachelder. Whether you made it or missed it, check out a few teaser clips from the four in-progress films featured at #KTQLabs and hear some of the feedback from our sold-out audience at the Gene Siskel Film Center.
Happy summer from our cozy Victorian headquarters on the northside of Chicago. We are so happy to have air-conditioning. Despite the heat, our staff and filmmakers are working harder than ever and I felt compelled to check in with you and tell you a bit about all that's going on at Kartemquin. Last fall as we were celebrating our 45th anniversary, I thought it was going to be a hard year to beat. Now, almost 6 full months into 2012, we're a buzz with several exciting events and initiatives in the works to share.
Tuesday night's inaugural KTQ Labs Spring Showcase was a great success - or at least, that is the feedback we received from the sell out crowd! The new event, which previewed four new in-progress Kartemquin documentaries and then invited audience responses, featured great conversation, insights into the filmmaking process and tasty empanadas. We can't wait to do another one soon!
We are pleased to report that tonight's inaugural KTQ Labs Spring Showcase at the Gene Siskel Film Center is now SOLD OUT!
We look forward to sharing some great films and conversation with all ticketholders, who are invited to join us from 7pm for a food and drink reception (empanadas for the bite-sized chunks of documentary!), before the films begin at 8pm. Thanks in advance to everyone who has supported this event.