February 16, 2011 11:19 am
Facets Features gave Kartemquin some major appreciation in a recent blog all about us. In a post that quickly covers some of our 45 year history and in which she names Inquiring Nuns as her favorite Kartemquin film, Susan Doll also discusses our DVD releases of The Kartemquin Collection: Early Years, Vol.1 and the Early Years, Vol. 2. She writes:
"Kartemquin Films is a Chicago treasure. They picked up the social mandate of nonfiction filmmaker John Grierson, who coined the term “documentary” during the early 1930s, fused it with the political consciousness of the 1960s, and then updated it for the modern era. Anyone interested in history, documentary filmmaking, or Chicago will learn much from their body of work."
Read the full blog, and check out Facet's website. If you are in Chicago, they are a must visit "temple of great cinema" (as Roger Ebert described them) for any cinephile, and their back catalog of films on DVD - including many Kartemquin DVDs - is excellent.