News for May 2010

More good news for Typeface...

Spring has been good so far for Typeface. The films has had a run of fantastic screenings and events; director Justine Nagan has been traveling all over the country meeting some really amazing, passionate type and letterpress fans (many of whom submitted great Typeface art for the DVD extras); and pre-orders for the limited edition Typeface DVD are flying off the imaginary shelf.  Now, this week we received three great articles about Typeface, Kartemquin and Justine Nagan. Here are a few excerpts. Continued

Peter Gilbert's Burning Ice to air on Sundance Channel

Burning Ice, the new film from Kartemquin board member and director/producer Peter Gilbert, will air on the Sundance Channel this May. Kartemquin's Zak Piper and Adam Singer also worked on the film, which charts a journey by artists, musicians, writers - including Laurie Anderson, Jarvis Cocker, Robyn Hitchcock, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Suzan-Lori Parks and Andrew Revkin - to Greenland to witness climate change first-hand as part of Cape Farewell. The screening dates are May 25 at 8:30pm, May 26 at 4:00pm, and May 30 at 10:30am. Get more information. Continued

Variety gives No Crossover a glowing review!

The presitigious film magazine Variety has released the latest in a long list of positive reviews for Steve James' widely acclaimed documentary No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson. Describing the film as a "a meticulously balanced, "Rashomon"-type account" of the 1993 incident and subsequent trail, Variety praises the "riveting doc" as "another win for vet filmmaker Steve James" and predicts that the film will have a longlife on home video. Read the full review here. Continued

Golub regains art world's attention

Kartemquin's films about the late artist Leon Golub, available on the DVD Golub/Spero, are currently enjoying extended runs as part of exhibitions taking place in New York and Vancouver. The New York exhibition "Leon Golub: Live and Die like a Lion?" at The Drawing Center runs until July 23rd, and has already received stellar reviews including a profile by esteemed critic Peter Schjedahl in the New Yorker. Kartemquin's Golub: Late Works are the Catastrophes is playing on a loop during the exhibit. Continued

Support Kartemquin through Goodsearch

As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Kartemquin relies on your support in order to make our films, develop the talents of emerging social issue filmmakers, and continue to be at the vanguard of public media issues such as fair use, ethics in documentary filmmaking, and net neutrality. You can already help us by making a donation; buying DVDs and merchandise from our store; attending screenings; and by telling your friends about the work we do. Now you can also support us by doing something you do every day: online searches! Continued

New Typeface clip online

Can't wait for the release of the limited edition Typeface DVD on May 28th? Well, just to tease you further we've put the first ninety seconds of the award-winning film online at our YouTube channel! Thanks to Josh Ritter for the use of his incredibly catchy song "Mind's Eye" for this clip. His music is also throughout the film, if you're a fan. The Typeface DVD is available now for pre-order. The first 1,000 copies of the DVD feature limited edition posters by Hamilton Wood Type Museum Artistic Director Bill Moran. All copies also feature additional scenes, a slideshow of original art inspired by the film, and some 'easter eggs.' Get yours today! Continued