News for April 2010

Howard Reich discusses Prisoner of Her Past in the Sunday papers

Check out this Sunday's Chicago Tribune for an article by Howard Reich on his experience making Kartemquin's new film Prisoner of Her Past, or listen to WGN radio (720 AM) at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, as Howard talks about the film with Rick Kogan on his show The Sunday Papers. Before all that however, grab a remaining ticket for the film's extended run (April 9-15) at the Gene Siskel Film Center before they all go! Continued

Kartemquin's April Shower of Screenings

Kartemquin is currently experiencing an incredible flurry of screenings and media attention, with over 60 screenings and television airings of our films scheduled in the rest of April alone! This explosion can be attributed to the extended Chicago run of Prisoner of Her Past, the continuing popular interest in Typeface, the unstoppable success of Milking the Rhino, and the appearance of No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson at a number of festivals around it's world television premiere on ESPN. Continued

No Crossover is a slam dunk on ESPN and Twitter

The world television broadcast of Kartemquin's new film No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson on ESPN last night generated an amazing response on Twitter, delivering on director Steve James' desire that the film be a starting point for discussions about race, justice and equality. According to the social media platform, the phrase "Allen Iverson" was at times the #6 'trending topic' (i.e. most stated phrase) in the entire world (and even reached number #1 at the culmination of the broadcast according to the Brizzly platform, which combines Facebook and Twitter feeds). Continued