ITVS funds two new Kartemquin films

Kartemquin is delighted to have received funding for two in-progress films - A Good Man and The Interrupters - in the most recent round of funding from ITVS (The Independent Television Service). Read about the funding on the ITVS website. Kartemquin would like to congratulate all our partners on these two projects, which will both be completed in 2011. Read more about A Good Man and watch the trailer. Read more about The Interrupters. Continued

The Interrupters is a finalist for SFFS Documentary Grant

Kartemquin is proud to announce that The Interrupters has been selected as one of 10 finalists for a 2010 San Francisco Film Society / Film Arts Foundation Documentary grant. The winner of the $25,000 grant will be announced on May 5 at the SFIFF53 Golden Gate Awards. Get more information. The film, directed/produced by Steve James (Hoop Dreams, Stevie, No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson), and written/produced by Alex Kotlowitz (There Are No Children Here) is currently in production and will be released in 2011. Continued

Video: Alex Kotlowitz on Hoop Dreams and Kartemquin

Kartemquin is proud to release the video of noted author and journalist Alex Kotlowitz (There Are No Children Here) delivering the keynote speech from our recent 15th anniversary celebration of Hoop Dreams. Discussing the impact of the film, his current film collaboration with director Steve James (The Interrupters), and the importance of Kartemquin's ongoing legacy of social issue documentary filmmaking, Kotlowitz states: Continued

Announcing two new Kartemquin films!

Kartemquin is proud to announce two groundbreaking new documentaries, currently in development in Chicago. The Interrupters, directed/produced by Steve James (Hoop Dreams, No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson) and produced/written by acclaimed journalist Alex Kotlowitz (There Are No Children Here, Never a City So Real), tells the story of a group of men and women, many of them former gang leaders, who now work for the group CeaseFire and risk their lives by intervening in violent situations across the city of Chicago. Continued

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