Typeface benefit a huge success

Last Friday, over 150 graphic design and film enthusiasts gathered in the gallery at The Center for Book and Paper Arts in Chicago to raise production funds for Kartemquin's work-in-progress. Guests enjoyed live blue-grass music, desserts from MJ Catering, wine from Toad Hollow Vineyards and a silent auction featuring nearly 60 works from artists across the country. A seven-minute trailer for the documentary screened, and over $8,000 was raised to support the film. Thanks to all of our supporters and sponsors, including those listed above as well as Steracle Press and Hall's Rental. Continued

Save Tuesday night for Kartemquin and the IHC

Join Kartemquin Films, the American Medical Association, the DuSable Museum and the Illinois Humanities Council for an evening of exploration entitled, "What is Fair? Genetics and Public Policy." Director Maria Finitzo will join a panel of esteemed Bio-ethics and Policy professionals for a frank discussion featuring excerpts from Kartemquin's Terra Incognita. Tuesday, September 25th DuSable Museum of African American History Illinois Black Legislators Auditorium 740 E. 56th Place, use 57th St. Entrance 5:00-6:00pm Exhibition viewing 6:00-8:00pm "What is Fair?" event Continued

Kartemquin and Chicago History

Mark your calendars for some exciting screenings this fall at the Chicago History Museum as a part of their new "Project Sunday" documentary film series. Kicking off this Chicago-themed series, is "And This is Free," on September 16th. The film is an important chronicle of Maxwell Street and the music that thrived there, by Mike Shea. Kartemquin's Gordon Quinn worked on the film. Then, on December 9th, please join us for a screening of the Kartemquin classic, The Chicago Maternity Center Story. All screenings are on Sunday afternoons and begin at 1:30pm. Continued

In the Family on the Hill

On July 25, as part of Genetics Day on the Hill, Filmmaker Joanna Rudnick traveled to Washington DC to meet with Senators, legislative aides, and other policymakers to advocate for the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), which is on the verge of passing after 12 years. Learn more about GINA, and how to contact your senator about this important bill, here. The next evening, Joanna spoke and screened scenes from In the Family as the opening plenary of the 2007 Genetic Alliance National Conference. The Genetic Alliance is the leading advocacy organization for thousands living with genetic conditions. Continued

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