December 13, 2009 3:05 pm
Chicago fans of Kartemquin Films will get the chance to see two of our newest documentaries - and one rarely seen classic short - in a single week this January at the Gene Siskel Film Center. Get tickets online here (for Typeface + Viva La Causa) and here (for No Crossover).
Beginning on January 29th with its long-awaited Chicago premiere, Typeface will have a week-long run encompassing eight screenings. Many Kartemquin staff and associates, including Executive Director and Typeface director Justine Nagan, will be present for the premiere. The film, recently awarded the "Best Documentary" prize at the Flyway Film Festival, has been generating a great deal of buzz among the design and typography communities, and is presented here in partnership with STA Chicago. Kartemquin's 1974 short Viva La Causa (directed by Teena Webb), about muralists in Chicago's Mexican community, will accompany each screening.
Also at the Gene Siskel Film Center that week, Chicago documentary fans will get a sneak peek at director Steve James' hotly anticipated No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson on January 31st and February 4th. The film is part of the ESPN 30 for 30 series and will have its official world premiere at SXSW in March 2010. Steve James will attend both screenings.
The screenings are part of the Siskel Center's Stranger Than Fiction: Documentary Premieres series. Tickets are on sale via Ticketmaster and may also be purchased directly at the Gene Siskel Film Center box office, with no service fees.