January 28, 2010 6:41 pm
Starting today, Friday January 29th, "documentary powerhouse" (Chicago Reader) Kartemquin Films will be showing three films inside a week at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago - and the press and public are ramping up the excitement with a flurry of blogs and reviews.
Typeface kicks off proceedings with its SOLD OUT Chicago premiere + reception at 7pm tonight (the film starts at 8pm). Director Justine Nagan will be present, along with representatives from Kartemquin, Steracle Press, Hamilton Wood Type Museum, the Center for Block and Paper Arts, the Post Family, and the screening's sponsors the Society of Typographic Arts. Merchandise will be available for sale, including new posters and t-shirts. The screening begins a week-long run at the Siskel Center, with each screening accompanied by Kartemquin's classic short Viva La Causa. Justine Nagan will also attend the 1/31 screening. Tickets available now via the Gene Siskel Film Center and Ticketmaster.
Check out an interview with Justine Nagan on Design Feaster, a feature in Reel Chicago and reviews in New City Film, Time Out Chicago, and Inksie Journal. And we'd be remiss if we didn't mention the recent Idsgn feature on the film that, along with the trailer, has lit up the blogosphere and twitterverse with Typeface talk!
Kartemquin is also very excited about the exclusive "sneak peeks" Chicago documentary fans will get of No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson, the new film director Steve James (Hoop Dreams, Stevie) this Sunday 1/31 and Thursday 2/4. Grab tickets now for a chance to be the first to see this film before it's official world premiere at the South by Southwest film festival in March. Steve James will attend both screenings. Ticket holders to Sunday's screening will also be invited to a post-screening reception.
We'll see you at the Siskel Center!