NFPF awards Kartemquin grant to preserve classic films

The National Film Preservation Foundation has awarded Kartemquin funding for the preservation of Viva La Causa and Winnie Wright, Age 11. The two short documentaries, both released in 1974, are key works of Kartemquin's "Collective era" (1970-78). The preservation of the original 16mm film masters comes ahead of the films' forthcoming release on DVD as Volume 4 of the Kartemquin Collection. Last year, the NFPF awarded a grant for preservation of the two other films which will be on that DVD, Now We Live on Clifton (1974) and Trick Bag (1974). We hope to release this DVD in early 2013.

Kartemquin and The Chicago Reporter

Kartemquin's 1975 documentary, Trick Bag, will be screened on October 19th
as a part of The Chicago Reporter's John A. McDermott Short Film
Festival program. The festival is in honor of the Reporter's 35th
anniversary and will include, in addition to Trick Bag, excerpts
from 3 films with connections to Kartemquin associates: David E. Simpson
(Halsted St. USA), Judy Hoffman (Voices from Cabrini) and