Houston Cinema Arts Festival to Host Tribute to Kartemquin Films

This year’s Houston Cinema Arts Festival, which takes place from November 12-19, will be hosting a tribute to Kartemquin Films. As part of this incredible honor, three of our documentaries - Golub, On Beauty, and Almost There - will screen at the festival, and there will also be two free panel discussions. Gordon Quinn will be in attendance for the screenings as well as participating as a panelist.

The first Kartemquin screening will be Golub on Saturday, November 14 at 1:10pm at Sundance Cinemas in Houston, with Gordon Quinn in discussion. At 4:00pm on Sunday, November 15, a panel discussion, “Visionary Storytelling: The Kartemquin Sensibility”, will be held at the Rice Media Center. Gordon Quinn, Dan Rybicky (co-director, Almost There), and Patricia Aufderheide (Kartemquin board member, professor of Communication Studies at American University, founder of the Center for Media & Social Impact) will discuss Kartemquin’s approach to depicting the social conditions and commitment of artists. In addition, the panel will include a screening of Joanna Rudnick’s On Beauty.

Then on Sunday, November 15 at 7:30pm, Almost There will screen at Sundance Cinemas in Houston. The film’s co-director Dan Rybicky will be in attendance.

Finally, on Monday November 16 at 5:00pm there will be another free panel at the Rice Media Center. Entitled “Can Fair Use Help the Visual Arts?”, this panel will include Gordon Quinn, Patricia Aufderheide, Mari Carmen Ramirez, and Consuelo Guiterrez. The topic of discussion is the new Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts just created by and for the visual arts community. Produced by the College Art Association, this new Code makes it much easier to employ fair use to do visual arts scholarship, art practice, teaching, exhibitions, digital displays and more. The panel will explore how the Code works, how it was created, and why it’s reliable.

Kartemquin is honored to be presented with this tribute and to be a part of this year’s festival. To attend or find out more about the event, check here.