Typeface screenings make an impact

Typeface has been making a big impact on some viewers this week. First, there were these beautiful words from the Invokative blog, posted in relation to our Yorkshire, England screening from earlier this year: "Not only was it moving to see the real life portrayal of the effects, changes, and fight for designing with wooden type; it was refreshing to sit with like-minded people, and enjoy the passion and value the master craftsmen placed on a lifestyle brought about through typography... The film was a precious glimpse into a shrinking world that is so important to not only remember, but also to draw and learn from; to carry on a legacy of excellence in design." Read the rest of one of the nicest reviews yet. Continued

Gordon Quinn's ethical wisdom

Kartemquin's co-founder and artistic director Gordon Quinn is quoted in a recent article about ethics in filmmaking on the IDA (International Documentary Assocation) website, documentary.org. In A Question of Ethics: The Relationship between Filmmaker and Subject, Gordon describes how "he makes a point of trying to give the viewer a sense of how the story is being told and what the filmmakers' relationship with the subject is like," using In the Family and Prisoner of Her Past as examples.  Continued

Kartemquin docs continue to impact communities

At Kartemquin, we pride ourselves on the impact our films can make on audiences. Long after a film has played at festivals or on television, we hope that its quality will stand the test of time and that it will continue to move people to discuss the issues involved, and inspire them to take action no matter where they are in the world. Here are some recent examples of our documentaries stirring debate and meeting a positive response for their informed and engrossing depiction of complex subject matter. Continued

Typeface nominated for a regional Emmy!

Typeface has been nominated for a 2010 Emmy for Best Documentary - Current Significance by the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Congratulations to all of the Typeface team! The awards ceremony will be held on November 6. Get more information. Chicago audiences can catch a television broadcast of the film on WTTW 11 PBS at 9pm on November 18th, and there will also be a screening at Director Justine Nagan's alma mater, the University of Chicago, on October 22nd. Continued

Kartemquin Films on Netflix

You wanted it, you got it. Here is a complete list of all the Kartemquin Films currently available on Netflix. With the films listed as "Save to Queue", if enough people add them to their queue, they become available for shipping. So help Kartemquin and do it now! Happy watching! Save to Queue Prisoner of Her Past Typeface   Watch Instantly and DVD Hoop Dreams Continued

Good week for watching Golub

Chicago area fans of Kartemquin's acclaimed documentary Golub: Late Works Are The Catastrophes will have two chances to watch the film for free this week. This is a rare opportunity to see a film hailed by Chicago Reader critic Jonathan Rosenbaum as "probably not only Kartemquin's best film but also the best film account of the creation of a work of art" and discuss it with the film's co-directors, one of whom will be present at each screening. Continued

Rendezvous with Toronto for Prisoner of Her Past

Prisoner of Her Past has been accepted into the 18th annual Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival in Toronto, Canada. Schedules are still to be announced for festival, which takes place between Nov 5-13. The festival appearance will be one of many for the award-winning documentary this fall, with screenings already announced for Prague, Illinois, Texas and Indiana, with more to be confirmed. Check the film's events page for details and updates. Continued

Typeface Tribe Parties in Texas

Typeface fan and designer Kyle Steed hosted a special screening of the film in his home last week in Dallas, Texas. After promoting the event on Twitter and his own website, Kyle gathered together a happy tribe of hardcore design lovers who - being the creative types characteristic of this film's community - were not content with just watching the film, but also made their own signage from beautiful hand-cut letters! Here's a link to more pictures from the night. Thanks to Kyle and friends! Continued