Kartemquin Films 10-Week Retrospective at Doc Films: come and enjoy our classics on the big screen!

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

Parents, Hum 255, What the Fuck Are These Red Squares & Trick Bag – 10/9, 7pm, filmmaker Gordon Quinn attending!

Thumbs Down  – 10/16, 7pm, filmmaker Gordon Quinn attending!

Golub & Viva La Causa – 10/23, 7pm, filmmakers Gordon Quinn and Jerry Blumenthal 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!

The Chicago Maternity Center Story & Women's Voices: The Gender Gap Movie – 11/20, 7pm, filmmaker Jerry Blumenthal attending!

Taylor Chain I and II & Now We Live on Clifton – 11/27, 7pm, filmmaker Jerry Blumenthal attending!

The Last Pullman Car & Winnie Wright, Age 11 - 12/4, 7pm


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