SLIFF honors Gordon Quinn with Maysles Brothers Lifetime Achievement Award; celebrates #KTQ50

The St. Louis International Film Festival will be honoring Kartemquin co-founder and Artistic Director Gordon Quinn with the Maysles Brothers Lifetime Achievement Award in Documentary on Sunday, November 6th. In celebration of Quinn, SLIFF will be screening a preview of the work-in-progress '63 Boycott, as well as Kartemquin classics Trick Bag and Winnie Wright, Age 11.

Previous award recipients include Albert Maysles, Ken Burns, Les Blank, Michael Apted, Joe Berlinger, Stanley Nelson and Kartemquin's own Steve James. SLIFF celebrates both Kartemquin and Quinn's 50 years of filmmaking with a "consistent focus on issues of racial and social justice." Not only will the festival host a Kartemquin Doc Shorts screening, but it will also screen Raising Bertie and No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson.

In 2016, Kartemquin celebrated it's 50th Anniversary, with retrospectives in New York City and Los Angeles. On October 18-23, Kartemquin will be honored at the Dallas Video Fest.

Quinn will be in attendance for the Kartemquin Doc Shorts screening. Following the screening of No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson, director Steve James will be in conversation with Vernon Mitchell, Washington U. Libraries curator of Popular American Arts) and Noah Cohan (Washington U. lecturer of American Culture Studies). Raising Bertie director Margaret Byrne will be in attendance for the Raising Bertie screening.


Find a full festival schedule here.