Celebrate the Oscars with Kartemquin this Sunday!

Join the Kartemquin community as we celebrate and watch the Oscars (airing from 7PM CT-10:30PM CT), and cheer on our two Academy Award nominees Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (Best Documentary Feature nominee) and Edith+Eddie (Best Documentary Short Subject nominee)! Event details:

Sunday, March 4 7PM
The Radler
2375 North Milwaukee
Chicago, IL

ALL WELCOME. First drink on us! RSVP HERE.

Kartemquin and its historic two nominations were recently profiled in the Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune, NewCity and RogerEbert.com.

"Banter-bickering co-workers and colleagues in an everyday struggle to carve out heart-wrenching, swoon-graced art, yes, about American justice, about humanity, about socioeconomic forces at play, but also voluptuous yet measured cinema: this is consistently transformative nonfiction at its finest.

"In their work, there is hope.

"And there are also deadlines."
– Ray Pride, Newcity

Want to see the films before Sunday? Find ways to view Abacus HERE, and ways to view Edith+Eddie HERE.

Press for Abacus:

  • "Oscar-nominated documentary tells amazing story of the only U.S. bank to be prosecuted after the financial crisis" – MarketWatch
  • "ABACUS Director Talks the Criminality of 'Too Big to Fail'" – The Hollywood Reporter
  • "Steve James Creates Incredible Character-Driven Documentaries by Building On-Camera Relationships" – IndieWire
  • "Oscars 2018: 10 Nominees Long Overdue for a Win" – Rolling Stone
  • "Oscar Week: Steve James on 'Abacus: Small Enough to Jail'" – HollywoodChicago.com
  • "Oscar Docs 2018: 'Abacus: Small Enough to Jail'" – WNYC, The Brian Lehrer Show
  • "'Abacus' Director on How a Small Bank Became a Poltical Scapegoat" – Variety
  • "Abacus: Small Enough to Jail" – FilmThreat

Press for Edith+Eddie:

  • "The director of the documentary short 'Edith+Eddie' tells how one picture led to an Oscar nomination" – abcNEWS
  • "From Rabbit Hunt to Edith+Eddie, why short documentaries are booming" – The Guardian
  • "Cher on 'Edith+Eddie': "They Were Not Treated Like People" – The Hollywood Reporter
  • "An Interview with Laura Checkoway, director of the Oscar-nominated 'Edith+Eddie'" – Chicago Reader
  • "Looking at this year's Oscar-nominated short documentaries" – Boston Globe
  • "Edith y Eddie: casados a los noventa, separados contra su voluntad" – EL PAÍS

For more information on each respective film, visit abacusmovie.com and editheddie.com.