News for April 2016

In the Game plays domestic and international fixtures through busy spring season

Our critically acclaimed documentary In the Game by Peabody-Award winning filmmaker Maria Finitzo’s is racking up screenings this spring, with upcoming appearances at New Zealand's Doc Edge, Chicago Latino Film Festival, Minneapolis-St.Paul Film Festival, Ashland Film Festival; at Governor's State and Stanford Universities; and at the prestigious Women Deliver and ASU GSV 2016 conferences. Continued

Raising Bertie world premiere tickets sell out within 30 minutes

Raising Bertie, a new film from debut director Margaret Byrne and Kartemquin Films, will world premiere at Full Frame Documentary Festival in Durham, North Carolina at 4:30pm on Saturday, April 9, 2016. General admission tickets for this Center Frame screening in the Carolina Theater's 1,014-seat Fletcher Hall sold out within thirty minutes of going on sale on Friday April 1. Set in Bertie County, a rural African American-led community in Eastern North Carolina, the film takes the viewer deep into the emotional lives of three young boys - Reginald “Junior” Askew, David “Bud” Perry, and Davonte “Dada” Harrell - as they face a number of challenges over six years as they grow into adults. All three will attend the world premiere along with the filmmakers. Continued

Watch an exclusive clip from Raising Bertie ahead of the world premiere

Ahead of tomorrow's sold out World Premiere of Raising Bertie at Full Frame, we gave Indiewire an exclusive clip from the film. Visit their link: Watch: This Exclusive 'Raising Bertie' Clip Will Make You Cry to see the clip, which they call "astounding and powerful." Raising Bertie was also featured as a lead film in The Durham Herald-Sun's coverage of Full Frame, appearing on the front page of the paper. Click to read the full article. Continued

#KTQ50: Watch The Chicago Maternity Center Story for free all week

From today until next Friday, April 15th, the free KTQ50 film is The Chicago Maternity Center (1976). The Chicago Maternity Center is one of Kartemquin's most distinctive and celebrated films of the 1970s, receiving much acclaim from some of film's top critics: "Powerful and persuasive!" — Roger Ebert "A time capsule of wo­men’s health activism... the film rips the medical industry as sexist and capitalist." — Bill Stamets, Chicago Sun-Times Continued

#KTQ50: Watch Taylor Chain I and 2 for free all week

From today until next Friday, April 22nd, the free KTQ50 films are Taylor Chain I (1980) and Taylor Chain II (1983). "Blumenthal and Quinn preach nothing; they simply show us determined people fighting for better lives." — Chicago Tribune Taylor Chain I: A Story in a Union Local depicts the gritty realities of a seven-week workers' strike at a small Indiana chain manufacturing plant. Volatile union meetings and tension-filled interactions on the picket line provide an insider view of the stresses and conflicts inherent in a democratic union. Continued

#KTQ50: Watch The Last Pullman Car for free all week

From today until next Friday, April 29th, the free KTQ50 films are The Last Pullman Car (1983). "This film is a battle cry!" — Studs Terkel In 1864, George Pullman began selling his famous railroad sleeping cars which helped him build a vast industrial empire that was supposed to last forever. In 1981, however, Pullman workers found themselves in the midst of a fight not only for their jobs but the future of the American rail car industry. One hundred years of government, union and corporate policies are traced in this engaging story. Continued