Abacus earns extended runs in NYC, San Francisco and Berkeley; opens this weekend in Chicago, Boston and Philly

A film as unflinching and fierce as its protagonists, Abacus: Small Enough to Jail has earned extended theatrical runs in New York City at the IFC Center (for the 5th consecutive week), San Francisco at the Opera Plaza Cinema and Berkeley at the Shattuck Cinemas. The film opens this Friday at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago, Coolidge Corner Theater in Boston and Ritz Bourse in Philadelphia. Find details and ticket links here: www.abacusmovie.com/events Continued

Abacus earns rave reviews ahead of theatrical premiere at IFC Center in NYC

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail, the latest release by director Steve James, has garnered wide acclaim in anticipation of its theatrical premiere tomorrow, May 19 at the IFC Center in New York City. Director Steve James and the Sung family will be present all opening weekend, participating in Q&A's post-screenings. Full opening weekend schedule: Friday, May 19 - 6:20PM: Showing followed by Q&A with James and the Sung family, moderated by Heidi Ewing Friday, May 19 - 8:25PM: Introduction by James and the Sung family Saturday, May 20 - 6:20PM: Showing followed by Q&A with James and the Sung family, moderated by Morgan Spurlock Saturday, May 20 - 8:25PM: Showing followed by Q&A with James and the Sung family, moderated by Ursula Liang Continued

Abacus wins Audience Award at #SDAFF Spring Showcase

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail has quickly become a festival and audience favorite––nearly as popular with viewers as the Sung family themselves. On Thursday, Abacus won the Audience Award at the San Diego Asian Film Festival Spring Showcase. In a statement, director Steve James said: "We are thrilled to win this award tonight. I am sorry I can't be there in person to accept it. Winning this award at your festival, devoted to telling much needed stories about the Asian community, is especially gratifying. We want to thank the festival for programming our film and especially the Sung family, whose courage, humor and grace is such an inspiration to us and audiences." Continued

Steve James honored with Double Take Vangaurd Award at One Take Film Fest

Steve James will be honored with the One Take Film Festival's Double Take Vangaurd Award on May 21st at 12:00PM, just prior to the fest's screening of James' latest film Abacus: Small Enough to Jail. In honor of James, the fest will also screen Hoop Dreams. The One Take Film Festival's Double Take Vanguard Award is an annual presentation that spotlights both past and contemporary work by a filmmaker. James is the recipient of the fest's inaugural award, characterized by the fest as "A master documentarian with a distinguished career and whose work illuminates humanity with honor, integrity, complexity and courage." Screenings: Abacus - Sunday, May 21 12PM Continued

Abacus wins awards at Sarasota and Ashland!

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail, the latest film by director Steve James, enjoyed a triumphant weekend which included taking home the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Sarasota Film Festival, and Best Editing: Feature Length Documentary at the Ashland Independent Film Festival. The weekend's highlights also included serving as the sold-out opening night film at the 20th Annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, and screenings at the Hawaii International Film Festival and the Dallas International Film Festival as part of the film's 18-festival run during the month of April. Continued

PBS to bring Abacus to theaters nationwide from May 19

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail by acclaimed director Steve James will be theatrically released beginning May 19 at the IFC Center in New York City before spreading nationwide. PBS Distribution has acquired the North American distribution rights to Abacus and has planned a robust spring festival campaign leading into the theatrical release of the film, including the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival where Abacus is the Opening Night Film tonight, April 6, at 7:30PM. See a full list of upcoming festival and theatrical dates at www.abacusmovie.com/events. Continued

Edith+Eddie; Abacus play to sold-out and enraptured crowds at True/False

Kartemquin's newest release, Edith+Eddie and the latest film by director Steve James, Abacus: Small Enough to Jail both enjoyed highly anticipated and enthusiastically-met runs at the True/False Film Fest, running March 2nd-March 5th. EDITH+EDDIE Edith+Eddie world premiered to a sold-out crowd on March 2nd, with Julia Reichert––director of A Lion in the House––describing the film as, "One of the most beautiful and quietly furious films I have ever seen." Praise for EDITH+EDDIE Continued

Edith+Eddie, Abacus head to True/False this weekend!

Kartemquin's newest release, Edith+Eddie world premieres tonight at 10:30PM at True/False Film Fest, with additional screenings on March 4 at 9:30AM and March 5 at 1:00PM. Directed, edited and produced by Laura Checkoway, the film tells the story of America's oldest interracial newlyweds, whose unusual and idyllic love story is threatened by a devastating abuse of the legal guardianship system. Press for Edith+Eddie: Continued

#CIFF41 honors Steve James with Director's Spotlight Award

Acclaimed director and long-time Kartemquin associate Steve James will be honored by the Cleveland International Film Festival with the festival's Director's Spotlight Award. Previous award recipients include the likes of Kurt Kuenne, Jan Hřebejk, John Sayles, Rolf de Heer, Freida Lee Mock, Todd Solondz and Goran Markovic. CIFF41 runs March 29-April 9 in Cleveland, Ohio. In honor of James, the festival will screen Life Itself, Hoop Dreams, At the Death House Door and his newest release, Abacus: Small Enough to Jail. Continued

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