Kennedy Center to honor Bill T. Jones

Bill T Jones, subject of Kartemquin's A Good Man

Kartemquin would like to congratulate Bill T. Jones, subject of our upcoming film A Good Man, on being named as a 2010 Kennedy Center Honoree. The prestigious award is bestowed upon individuals who have made worthy lifetime contributions to arts and culture by the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The Center's Chairman David M. Rubenstein stated: "the inventive style and imaginative artistry of Bill T. Jones has had an invaluable impact on the varied landscapes of dance and theater." The other 2010 honorees are Sir Paul McCartney, Merle Haggard, Jerry Herman and Oprah Winfrey.

A Good Man follows Bill T. Jones as he attempts to create a new dance work commemorating the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln. The film will be broadcast on PBS American Masters in 2011. Chicago audiences can catch a 'sneak preview' of the film introduced by director Gordon Quinn at the Chicago Humanities Festival on November 14th. Watch the trailer.