Terra Incognita hits the festivals this fall

Kartemquin is excited to announce that Mapping Stem Cell Research: Terra Incognita will be a part of this year's prestigious IDFA festival in Amsterdam this November. Also, the film will have its world premiere at DOCNZ in New Zealand in September, play the Chicago International Film Festival in October, and screen at the Denver International Film Festival in November. More festivals to come! Check out a trailer for the film on youtube. Continued

Kartemquin Associate's work featured in Chicago film showcase

An early film from long-time Kartemquin associate, Peter Kuttner, will be screened as a part of the Chicago Film Archives' upcoming show entitled, "Chicago My Town: Portraits From the Margins," on September 20th and 21st. Kuttner's film, Cause Without a Rebel, was created in 1964 to inspire Northwestern students to get involved in the growing civil rights movement. The event begins at 7pm at the LaSalle Bank Cinema. Continued

Kartemquin- Waiting to Inhale

Join Kartemquin's Gordon Quinn at the Chicago premiere of the new documentary, Waiting to Inhale, Thursday September 20th, sponsored by The Public Square, The Illinois Humanities Council and Columbia College. The film explores the evolution of the medical marijuana debate. A post screening discussion, moderated by Gordon, with the filmmaker and members of both the medical and law enforcement communities will follow. Click here for details. Continued

In the Family in the field

In the Family Producer Joanna Rudnick and Associate producer Beth Iams attended the kick-off event for the Associate Board of the Chicago Center For Jewish Genetic Disorders last night. Joanna and Beth talked about the film and the potential for collaboration with the CCJGD in their efforts to educate high-risk young women about genetic testing for BRCA. Approximately 1 out of 40 individuals of Ashkenazi descent carry a BRCA mutation. More information about BRCA, and other genetic disorders prevalent in the Jewish community, can be found on the Center's website. Continued

Free Outdoor Screening

To celebrate the re-release of Kartemquin's Emmy-Award winning documentary, Vietnam, Long Time Coming on DVD, the National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum and Kartemquin Films are hosting a reception at the Museum and an outdoor screening of the film in the beautiful, adjacent Clarke House Museum Park. Please bring a picnic blanket and join us for this free, summer event. Thanks to Goose Island for donating some cold 312 and Rootbeer, and to Wishbone for generously providing snacks. Friday, July 13th Reception begins at 7:30pm - sponsored by Wishbone Restaurant and Goose Island Brewery Film screens around 8:30pm at dusk 1801 S. Indiana Ave, Chicago IL Continued

In the Family on the road

On May 18-19, Joanna and Beth attended the 2nd annual national "Joining FORCEs" conference, a two-day event bringing together 350 cancer survivors, high-risk individuals, health care providers, and advocates. The In the Family team filmed throughout the conference, met a number of new friends, and reconnected with women we have met throughout making the film. As part of the closing program, Joanna presented scenes from the film, receiving many encouraging comments. We are thrilled to have the feedback and support of the community. Continued