#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

#KTQ50: Watch A Good Man for free all week

From Friday, September 2nd until Friday, September 9th the free KTQ50 film is A Good Man (2011). "An unusually intelligent, thoughtful and well-constructed examination of an artist and his work, this film succeeds in illuminating both... crammed with ideas and information as the artwork, but it deals evenhandedly with both concept and craft, and will be revelatory to many with regard to what it takes to bring an huge stage work to life." — IndyWeek.com Continued

#KTQ50: Watch The Interrupters for free all week

From Friday, August 28th until Friday, September 2nd the free KTQ50 film is The Interrupters (2011). "A gut-wrenching documentary" -Manohla Dargis, The New York Times "The Interrupters" is a great work of drama that happens to be real, a Russian novel about crime and repentance set on the real-life streets of 21st-century America. You won't see a movie this year that is more moving, more tragic, more upsetting, more hopeful or more necessary." — Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com Continued

New York Film Festival to host US premiere of ABACUS

The 54th New York Film Festival will host the US premiere of Abacus: Small Enough to Jail, the new Kartemquin film directed by Steve James. Abacus will screen on Thursday 10/6 at 8:45 PM at the Walter Reade Theater and Friday 10/7 at 6:15 PM at the Bruno Walter Auditorium with filmmakers and cast attending. NYFF runs September 30 - October 16, 2016 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Tickets go on sale September 11. Read the full announcement of the NYFF's Spotlight on Documentaries line-up. Continued

Steve James and STEVIE to headline IDA's Getting Real 2016

Steve James will be a keynote speaker and host a screening of his classic documentary Stevie at the 2016 Getting Real conference, a biennial gathering of the documentary world hosted by the International Documentary Association and the Academy of Motion Picture of Arts & Sciences, to be held September 26-29 in Los Angeles. The IDA and AMPAS revealed the full schedule for the conference today, announcing James as a headline speaker along with Ava DuVernay, who was featured in Life Itself. Also participating at Getting Real will be Kartemquin Artistic Director and co-founder Gordon Quinn, and Tim Horsburgh, Kartemquin's Director of Communications and Distribution. Continued

#KTQ50: Watch No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson for free all week

From today until Friday, August 26th, the free KTQ50 film is No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson (2010). "With 'No Crossover,' James has created a picture of Iverson that appears to be closer to who he actually is than anything we've ever seen. It's at once troubling, exciting, fascinating, maddening and enlightening -- a complicated and rich film that, like its titular subject, defies categorization and offers no easy answers." — Dan Devine, Yahoo! Sports Continued

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