Summer slate of Kartemquin films on WTTW announced

WTTW has confirmed that Typeface, Milking the Rhino and In the Family will air on the Chicago PBS station this summer as part of its ongoing celebration of Kartemquin's 45th anniversary.

The air dates for the films will be:

Typeface - June 22, 10pm.

Milking the Rhino - July 19, 10pm.

In the Family - August 4, 9pm.

The films deal with the issues of the preservation of art in the digital age (Typeface), community-based conservation in Africa (Milking the Rhino), and the implications of knowing your are genetically predisposed to breast and ovarian cancer (In the Family). This trio of modern Kartemquin classics will be accompanied by new introductions by their respective directors Justine Nagan (with editor Liz Kaar), David E. Simpson and Joanna Rudnick.

WTTW has already aired Kartemquin's Inquiring Nuns, Prisoner of Her Past and Now We Live on Clifton as part of the 45th anniversary series, drawing great responses from Chicago viewers and critics who were previously unfamilar with the documentaries.

Forthcoming films will include Taylor Chain I & II (around Labor Day), and the world broadcast premieres of our newest films A Good Man (on November 11, 9pm) and The Interrupters (in 2012).