DePaul University hosts two days of "Verité" events: Unbroken Glass panels; Master Classes with Leslie Simmer and Gordon Quinn

Documentary filmmakers will gather at the School of Cinematic Arts at DePaul University for “Verité,” two days of events that offer an in-depth look at the filmmaking process. The events will feature three filmmakers from Kartemquin: Dinesh Sabu, director of Unbroken Glass; Gordon Quinn, co-founder and Artistic Director of Kartemquin and Emmy Award-winning editor Leslie Simmer. Events will be held Oct. 28-29 in DePaul’s Daley Building, 247 S. State St. Admission is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. EVENT SCHEDULE: Unbroken Glass Screening, Oct. 28 5PM: Continued

#KTQ50: Watch As Goes Janesville for free all week

From today until Friday, September 16th, the free KTQ50 film is As Goes Janesville (2012). "An up-close view of one of the meanest and most dramatic chapters in recent American politics: the battle over collective-bargaining rights for Wisconsin state employees and the subsequent effort to recall the Republican governor, Scott Walker, from office... has a narrative drive unusual for a 60-minute television documentary, pulling us along like a political thriller. " — Mike Hale, The New York Times As Goes Janesville, so goes America. Continued

The Interrupters wins an Emmy!

The Interrupters won the Emmy for "Outstanding Informational Programming—Long-Form" tonight in New York City at the News and Documentary Emmys. We at Kartemquin are honored to receive this award, which is shared especially with FRONTLINE, the PBS program that broadcast the film in February 2012, and our production partners ITVS - The Independent Television Service, Rise Films, and distributors Cinema Guild and Dogwoof. Of course, a further special mention must be made to CeaseFire Illinois (Cure Violence) and Ameena Matthews, Eddie Bocanegra, Cobe Williams, Tio Hardiman and Gary Slutkin for sharing their story. Continued

3 Emmy Nominations for Kartemquin!

We are honored and delighted to have received three Emmy Awards nominations! The Interrupters was nominated twice, for "Outstanding Informational Programming—Long-Form" and "Outstanding Editing: Documentary and Long Form." We also received a nomination in the "Outstanding Investigative Journalism—Long-Form" category for As Goes Janesville. Hearty congratulations go out to the teams on both projects, along with our broadcast partners at PBS, ITVS, Independent Lens, and FRONTLINE. Continued

As Goes Janesville strikes at the root of corporate influence in politics

As Goes Janesville is inspiring a nation-wide movement to create more awareness of the political influence of major businesses. On May 19, Rootstrikers invites citizens to take action via using the BizVizz corporate accountability app in local shopping centers to raise awareness about the money that flows into politics from major brands. More information on participating can be found here. Continued

Watch As Goes Janesville on PBS & get BizVizz on your iPhone

Tonight at 10pm, PBS Independent Lens re-broadcasts As Goes Janesville, the award-winning "political thriller" (New York Times) documentary by Brad Lichtenstein that examines one Wisconsin town divided by class and ideological differences on how to recover from the closure of its primary employer, a General Motors plant. To coincide with the re-broadcast and the film's release on DVD and VOD, the filmmakers have also released BizVizz, the first mobile iPhone app to make corporate behavior transparent. Get BizVizz today FREE from the iTunes App store. Continued

Get As Goes Janesville on DVD and VOD

Kartemquin's newest DVD release is As Goes Janesville, our acclaimed co-production with Milwaukee's 371 Productions. The film aired on PBS Independent Lens in October 2012 to great reviews and an emotional audience response. Grab the film today on DVD from our store. For educational institutions, please purchase the film from Cinema Guild. The film will also be available soon on the following Video-On-Demand platforms, thanks to distribution via FilmBuff: iTunes, Amazon, Youtube, Vudu, Roxionow, Xbox and Playstation. Continued

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