January 12, 2011 10:22 am
Listen here to the 2010 Year in Film Chicago Roundtable recently hosted by WBEZ radio's Eight-Forty-Eight. In discussing an often difficult year for the city's independent film industry, TimeOut Chicago film critic Hank Sartin gives special praise to Kartemquin as "a success story we have to celebrate" for having our "most productive year ever" in releasing three feature films (Typeface, Prisoner of Her Past, and No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson). Sartin also singled out the "compelling" Prisoner of Her Past for special praise as one of his films of the year.
Now in 2011, our 45th anniversary year, we will continue to increase our productivity with the release of two important new films (The Interrupters and A Good Man), and a number of special anniversary events and screenings throught the year drawing from our back catalogue of over 40 award-winning, world-changing documentaries. We could not do this without your support, so thanks for all your help in keeping us "chugging along" (as Sartin put it) successfully!
The first 2011 dates for your calendar are the Sundance premiere of The Interrupters, the re-release of The Chicago Maternity Center Story and Women's Stories: The Gender Gap on DVD at a special Chicago screening on January 29th, and the next Rock the Doc! event at Danny's Tavern in Chicago on Febraury 14th.