April 6, 2011 3:49 pm
New Yorkers have the opportunity to watch three Kartemquins docs in the coming weeks on the big screen as part of our 45th Anniversary celebrations.
Prisoner of Her Past has its New York premiere in a free screening at the Museum of Jewish Heritage tomorrow night. Director Gordon Quinn and Producer/Subject Howard Reich will attend and there will be a post-screening discussion with Yuval Neria, PhD, Director of the Trauma and PTSD Program at Columbia University. Get more information and RSVP.
The film recently received a rave review by Stanley Crouch in the New York Daily News, who stated: ""One of the remaining wonders of our technological time is the power of the documentary to refute propaganda and deal with the true tragedies of history. Prisoner of Her Past is such a work... Be brave enough to sit for an hour. You will never forget it."
This weekend the Museum of the Moving Image in New York City presents two opportunities to see the monumental Hoop Dreams on the big screen again. Don't miss the chance to see this classic portrayal of two young Chicago boys attempting to make it to the NBA, regularly cited as one of the greatest documentaries ever made and hailed by Roger Ebert as "the best film of the 1990's." Hoop Dreams screens on Saturday, April 9 at 12:30pm and again on Sunday, April 10 at 1pm. The screenings are free with museum admission. Get tickets and more information.
In 2009, the Stranger Than Fiction docs program at the IFC Center in New York hosted a sold-out screening of Hoop Dreams, and on April 19th they will again be hosting a Kartemquin film: The Chicago Maternity Center Story. The still disturbingly relevant investigation of the "sexist and capitalist" healthcare industry wowed Chicago audiences when it screened in a newly restored print in January, and we are delighted that Stranger Than Fiction is bringing it to New York.
Two of the film's Co-Directors, Gordon Quinn and Suzanne Davenport, will attend the screening for a discussion, as will Laura Newman, a healthcare journalist and one of the original WATCH (Women Act to Control Health Care) activists fighting to keep the Chicago Maternity Center open for women to deliver their babies at home. Get tickets here.
See you in the Big Apple!