September 30, 2011 4:42 pm
The University of Chicago's Doc Films welcomes back Kartemquin Films with a 10-week retrospective featuring 19 of our most memorable documentaries! In celebration of our 45th anniversary, Doc Films is bringing the art of documentary storytelling back to the place where our history began, showing at 7pm every Sunday night Oct 2-Dec 4.
This retrospective is a crowning moment of the long-standing relationship between UChicago and Kartemquin, which was founded by 3 UChicago graduates, and is currently led by Justine Nagan (U Chicago MAPH 2004). The story of Kartemquin, while little known on campus, is possibly one of the biggest successes of UChicago's “Life of the Mind.”
The series kicks off this Sunday, October 2 at 7pm with Inquiring Nuns, and it runs through Sunday, December 4, concluding with The Last Pullman Car & Winnie Wright, Age 11. The films to be screened span from the late 60's to early 90's, but make sure to mark your calendars on Saturday November 12, when this year's critically acclaimed The Interrupters comes to Doc Films for a special single-night run.
Documentaries filmed at the University of Chicago campus also feature in the series; current students can compare themselves to the striking 1968 students who occupied an administration building in Hum 255 (1970).
The screenings will be held at the Max Palevsky Cinema (in Ida Noyes Hall), located at 1212 East 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637. Here is the full list of films, along with the dates when filmmakers (and former Doc Films members) Gordon Quinn and Jerry Blumenthal will be present:
Inquiring Nuns – 10/2, 7pm
Thumbs Down – 10/16, 7pm, filmmaker Gordon Quinn attending!
Marco – 10/30, 7pm, filmmaker Gordon Quinn attending!
Hoop Dreams – 11/6, 7pm
The Interrupters – 11/12, 7pm and 10pm
Home For Life – 11/13, 7pm, filmmaker Gordon Quinn attending!
So come join us this Sunday, October 2, at 7pm and enjoy the rare luxury of seeing Inquiring Nuns on 16mm. Be sure to also check out the Chicago Reader's review of this film: http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/MovieTimes?oid=1152899