Sundance to host 20th anniversary Hoop Dreams screening

Sundance Institute today announced that the newly restored Hoop Dreams (1994) will screen in the 'From the Collection' program at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, 20 years after the film made its world premiere at the 1994 Festival. The recently completed restoration represents the collaborative effort of Sundance Institute, UCLA Film & Television Archive, the Academy Film Archive and Kartemquin Films. Filmmakers Steve James, Peter Gilbert and Frederick Marx and subject Arthur Agee are expected to participate in an extended Q&A immediately following the January 20 screening. The 2014 Festival will be January 16-26 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. Continued

Help support final funding for LIFE ITSELF

The Indiegogo campaign for Life Itself has been going strong for a little over one week now, and the filmmakers have raised almost $60,000 from over 500 backers. The response from fans all over the world has been overwhelming, and it’s been heartwarming for director Steve James and team to see the outpouring of respect and care for Roger and his work. Roger’s life extended far beyond movies, and the numerous tweets and emails from fans relaying stories about his influence go a long way in showing just how great an impact he had on nearly everyone he met -- whether they knew him personally, read his writing, saw him on TV, or interacted with him on social media. Continued

Steve James and Gordon Quinn to receive Studs Terkel Award

The Community Media Workshop will honor Kartemquin documentary filmmakers Steve James and Gordon Quinn with 2014 Studs Terkel Community Media Awards. The Studs Terkel Community Media Awards honor outstanding media professionals for excellence in covering and reflecting Chicago’s diverse communities. The awards highlight communicators who take risks in covering social issues by offering new or unusual perspectives on topics of general concern, from housing to neighborhood safety and beyond. Continued

Fewer than 10 tickets remain for Kartemquin gala!

Less than 10 tickets remain for the 2013 Kartemquin Gala, which is being held at an exclusive private venue in Chicago this Friday September 20th. Don't miss your last chance to join us for our annual fundraising gala in celebration of collaborative documentaries that spark democracy. Get tickets now! The Kartemquin 2013 Gala will unite Chicago changemakers who believe in the power of independent media, for wonderful food and drink, stimulating conversation, and unparalleled views of the Chicago skyline, the lake, and Millennium Park. Continued

Ebert Movie preview, stunning prizes, views, and people await at Kartemquin Gala

Our 2013 Gala is just days away! Join us on Friday September 20th at an exclusive private venue in Chicago for our annual fundraising gala in celebration of collaborative documentaries that spark democracy. Tickets are on sale now - and going fast! The Kartemquin 2013 Gala will unite Chicago changemakers who believe in the power of independent media, for wonderful food and drink, stimulating conversation, and unparalleled views of the Chicago skyline, the lake, and Millennium Park. Continued

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