Kartemquin on producer panel

Kartemquin filmmaker Maria Finitzo participated in The
Midwest Independent Film Festival's
Producer Panel on Tuesday the
3rd. The panel of local independent producers, moderated by Rich Moskel of
the Chicago
Film Office
, discussed "The art of the distribution deal" in
front of a crowd assembled at the Landmark Century Cinema to see the
hip-hop documentary, Rock the
Bells.

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When Dr. Jack Kessler was invited to head up the Neurology Department at Northwestern, his focus was on using stem cells to help cure diabetes. Soon after his daughter Allison was injured in a skiing accident and paralyzed from the waist down, Dr. Kessler made the decision to change the focus of his research to begin looking for a cure for spinal cord injuries using embryonic stem cells. Winner of a 2009 Peabody Award.
For two years, filmmaker Maria Finitzo followed five strong young women between the ages of 13 and 17, exploring the ways these girls discover the resources necessary to successfully navigate the rocky waters of adolescence.