June 13, 2019 11:15 am
‘63 Boycott, the award-winning film by Rachel Dickson, Tracye A. Matthews, and Gordon Quinn, will be released on DVD for individuals and educational institutions on Tuesday, July 2nd.
The new DVD comes with 40 minutes of special features and bonus scenes, as well as English and Spanish subtitles.
Pre-order '63 Boycott on DVD here.
The DVD launch comes as the film is set to receive a $20,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support outreach and engagement work, including developing a curriculum focused on segregation in education, public programming, and a website that will serve as a repository of local oral histories and archive community stories, photos, and additional footage.
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About the Film
‘63 Boycott uses original footage shot by Kartemquin’s founders to explain why 200,000 Chicagoans marched for racial equity in public schools, and how the the struggles continue today.
The film screened at MoMA’s prestigious Documentary Fortnight and was an official selection of DOC NYC, Chicago International Film Festival, Sarasota Film Festival, and Virginia Film Festival, and received awards from the Nashville Film Festival and Pan African Film Festival, among others, before advancing to the shortlist for the 2019 Academy Awards® for Best Documentary Short. The film also aired on PBS World Channel in February 2019.
“I believe it’s essential that a film about the struggle for equality and equity in education be accessible to all. With the film now on DVD and with the backing of the NEA’s grant and the curriculum we’re producing, teachers across the country can use the film to expose students to the historic roots that might help understand and cultivate their own activism as participants in a democracy.”
- Gordon Quinn, director
The National Endowment for the Arts Acting Chairman Mary Anne Carter has approved more than $80 million in grants as part of the Arts Endowment’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2019. Art Works is the Arts Endowment’s principal grantmaking program. The agency received 1,592 Art Works applications for this round of grantmaking, and will award 977 grants in this category.
“These awards, reaching every corner of the United States, are a testament to the artistic richness and diversity in our country. Organizations such as Kartemquin are giving people in their community the opportunity to learn, create, and be inspired.”
– Mary Anne Carter, acting chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts
For more information on this National Endowment for the Arts grant announcement, visit arts.gov/news.