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

In Remembrance of Ryszsard Nykiel, Ruth L Ratny and David Szabo

Kartemquin is saddened to learn of the passing of three friends and KTQ associates, Ryszard Nykiel, Ruth L Ratny and David Szabo. Ryszard Nykiel, described as an "extraordinarily talented shooter" by KTQ co-founder and Artistic Director Gordon Quinn, worked on Kartemquin classics such as The Last Pullman Car and Golub. Nykiel also worked with KTQ collective member Judy Hoffman on several of her projects. Continued

Unbroken Glass ends dynamic week-long run; now available through Tugg!

Unbroken Glass, the debut feature from director Dinesh Sabu capped off its week-long run at the Gene Siskel Film Center last Thursday. Dinesh and the film hosted seven screenings in partnership with organizations including the Indo-American Heritage Museum, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Chicago, Apna Ghar, IFP Chicago, and the Eye On India Festival. Post-screening, Dinesh participated in discussions with fellow filmmakers and leaders in the fields of gender violence in the immigrant community, mental health, the South Asian American community and independent film. 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

Raising Bertie plays to sold-out crowd at PIFF XL; heads to Big Sky!

Award-winning Raising Bertie has continued its packed festival run in the past week, playing at the Portland International Film Festival on February 21 and 22, having its Tennessee premiere at the Indie Memphis Film Series on February 22 and heading to the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival this Friday! Director Margaret Byrne was in attendance for the screenings in Portland, including a screening for 300 students. Continued

Newest Kartemquin release Edith + Eddie to world premiere at True/False

We're delighted to announce Edith + Eddie, a new Kartemquin documentary, will have its World Premiere at the 2017 True/False Film Fest this March 2-5. Directed, edited and produced by Laura Checkoway, the 29-minute documentary short follows Edith Hill and Eddie Harrison – America's oldest interracial newlyweds. Their unusual and idyllic love story is threatened by a family feud that triggers a devastating abuse of the legal guardianship system. Checkoway will be in attendance for the screening. The film is produced by Thomas Lee Wright and executive produced by Steve James, Gordon Quinn and Betsy Steinberg. Continued

Saving Mes Aynak makes headlines worldwide; streaming on Netflix

Saving Mes Aynak by director Brent Huffman has continued to spark dialogue and make headlines regarding the imminent destruction of a Mes Aynak, one of the world's most significant archeological excavations, by a Chinese state-owned mining company eager to harvest $100 billion dollars worth of copper buried directly beneath the archaeological ruins. Read about Saving Mes Aynak in the following publications: CNBC: China plans to destroy an ancient Buddhist city to get the copper buried there International Business Times: China to destroy 5,000 year-old Buddhist city in Afghanistan for copper extraction Continued

Abacus and Raising Bertie to screen in PIFF's Documentary Views section

Raising Bertie and Abacus: Small Enough to Jail head to the Portland International Film Festival this week to screen in the festival's Documentary Views section, aimed at offering a "fresh perspective on the world we live in and the fascinating people and stories that surround us Other films in the series include Academy Award-nominated I Am Not Your Negro and Fire at Sea. Both Steve James, director of Abacus: Small Enough to Jail and Margaret Byrne will attend the screenings: ABACUS: Saturday, February 11 at 5:15PM Continued

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