October 31, 2011 6:02 pm
These are busy times at KTQ. Eleven different Kartemquin documentaries are screening around the USA this week alone, with over forty cumulative screenings total (we have to estimate because we don't know yet just how many times The Interrupters might screen this weekend)!
Highlights include the New York premiere of A Good Man at Doc NYC festival, plus a screening with Bill T. Jones attending as part of the Kartemquin retrospective at Virginia Film Festival; the ongoing theatrical run of The Interrupters (which continues in Chicago and Toronto until Thursday, opens in Brooklyn, Cincinnati and Memphis this Friday, and screens at the Benevolent Media Festival in Washington D.C. on Saturday); and a screening of Hoop Dreams at the University of Chicago on Sunday!
Special guest appearances at some of these screenings include Kartemquin leaders Gordon Quinn and Justine Nagan along with Steve James at the Virginia Film Festival; Alex Kotlowitz, Eddie Bocanegra, Howard Reich and Gordon all attending the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies conference in Baltimore with The Interrupters and Prisoner of Her Past; and A Good Man co-director Bob Hercules and Janet Wong of the Bill T. Jones company at the film's Doc NYC screening.
And next week? Perhaps even more packed, as Gordon Quinn and Justine Nagan present a masterclass and discussion at the Hill Center in Washington, D.C.; The Interrupters also shows at Doc NYC (with Steve James attending), opens in Columbus, Cleveland and San Diego, and A Good Man has its American Masters world television premiere at 9pm on 11/11! Oh, and Steve James will be in St. Louis on the 13th to pick up a lifetime achievement award and show Stevie and The Interrupters!