Seven Kartemquin Films to screen at IDFA 2011

The International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) has announced its 2011 line-up, which includes A Good Man and The Interrupters. The festival, regularly cited as Europe's premier documentary event, runs November 16-27. This will mark the 7th festival of our 45th anniversary year in which the two films have screened together, and the two will be part of 7 total Kartemquin films screening at IDFA.


A Good Man and The Interrupters screen in the 'Masters' section of the festival, along with new works by some of the most acclaimed documentary filmmakers alive. The films' respective directors Steve James and Gordon Quinn will attend for Kartemquin.


The two new films will be complemented by IDFA's Steve James retrospective and his presentation of his own documentary 'top 10' for the festival, which will also honor him with a special award. Steve James' Kartemquin films Hoop Dreams; Stevie; The New Americans; At The Death House Door; and No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson will all screen at the festival, as well as his film Reel Paradise.


Steve James also selected Kartemquin's Golub: Late Works are the Catastrophes, which previously played at IDFA in 2004, for his documentary top 10 (See Steve's full documentary top 10). Stevie, The New Americans and At the Death House Door have all previously screened at IDFA, with Stevie winning the 2003 Joris Ivens Award for Best Documentary.


The screenings of these films will mark 9 Kartemquin films that have played at IDFA in the past 8 years!