Virginia Film Festival announces Kartemquin retrospective

An eight-film retrospective spanning every decade of Kartemquin Films' 45 year history will be part of the 2011 Virginia Film Festival this November 3-9, 2001. The tribute will include the state premieres of our new releases The Interrupters and A Good Man, with appearances from Bill T. Jones and co-director Gordon Quinn, and The Interrupters, with director Steve James present. Both Steve James and Gordon Quinn were born in Virginia.


Kartemquin's Executive Director Justine Nagan will also attend the festival, which hosts retrospective screenings of Emmy Award-winner Vietnam, Long Time Coming, and the classics Inquiring Nuns and Taylor Chain I & II acommpanied by the 'kids' films' Winnie Wright, Age 11 and Now We Live on Clifton.


The screening of A Good Man in particular promises to be very special, with Bill T. Jones attending in conjunction with a simultaneous residency he will have at the University of Virginia, and the showcasing of 100 Migrations, an 18-minute record of a dance-theatre work created by Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Dance Company at their 2009 UVA residency. The performance brings together UVA students and the community in a collaborative meditation on the legacy of the civil war.


Here is the full Virginia Film Festival Kartemquin tribute schedule:

Inquiring Nuns (1968) with Winnie Wright, Age 11 (1974)
5:30pm Nov. 3. Get tickets.

Taylor Chain I (1980) & Taylor Chain II (1983) with Now We Live on Clifton (1974)
Noon Nov. 4. Get tickets.

The Interrupters (2011)
4:00pm Nov. 5. Steve James, Gordon Quinn and Justine Nagan attending. Get tickets.

Vietnam, Long Time Coming (1998)
12:45pm Nov. 6. Gordon Quinn and Justine Nagan attending. Get tickets.

A Good Man (2011) with 100 Migrations (2011)
4:00pm Nov. 6. Gordon Quinn, Justine Nagan and Bill T. Jones attending. Get tickets.