True/False Festival selects The Interrupters for True Life Fund

The Interrupters is honored to have been selected by True/False Film Festival for its 2011 'True Life Fund' screening. The True Life Fund spotlights one film in the festival each year "in order to offer tangible and meaningful assistance to the real-life subjects of a new film. The fund is an acknowledgment that documentary filmmakers and festivals thrive because of the stories given to us by people who are often of limited means." Funds raised from the screening will directly benefit the cause of the film. In selecting The Interrupters, the True/False festival referred to the film as "a real-life Midwestern superhero movie." The Festival runs from March 3-6 2011 in Columbia, Missouri. Read more about the fund and the festival. Continued

The Interrupters Sundance trailer and poster revealed!

Please watch, enjoy and share the new official trailer and poster for Kartemquin's The Interrupters! The highly anticipated film from director/producer Steve James (Hoop Dreams) and producer Alex Kotlowitz (There Are No Children Here) tells the moving and surprising story of three individuals in Chicago who with bravado, humility and even humor try to protect their communities from the violence they once employed. The film will have its world premiere at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival on January 21st at 9pm: add it to your Sundance calendar. You can also follow the film on Facebook and Twitter. Continued

Typeface to air on Swedish Television

Typeface will soon have a Swedish television premiere to add to its illustrious run of screenings. Kartemquin has sold the broadcast rights to the film to Sveriges Television (SVT), the nation's largest broadcast network, in a deal brokered by Cinetic Rights Management/Film Buff. Watch this space for air dates and times. We will also have some more news of other broadcast deals coming soon! Join the Typeface mailing list, or chat with us and get news via Facebook and Twitter. Continued

"A tremendously moving experience"

The Positive Aging Network has recommended Prisoner of Her Past as "a tremendously moving movie experience which everyone should see if it previews in your city" in its latest "Mature Resources" monthly e-zine. The reviewer attended our November screening at Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies in Chicago, and was impressed by the treatment of late-onset Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in the "heart-wrenching documentary." Read the full review. Contact Xan Aranda to arrange a public screening, or purchase the film on DVD from the Kartemquin Store. Continued

In the Family to be focal point of 2011 Issues in Clinical Ethics Conference

Joanna Rudnick is the featured Keynote Speaker at the Issues in Clinical Ethics 2011 Conference, where she will present a screening of In The Family for discussion. The conference takes place on February 4th at Loyola University Medical Center in Illinois. The conference title is "Genetics: Legal, Ethical and Social Issues" and it is presented by The Illinois Healthcare Ethics Committee Forum (IL HEC Forum) at the University of Illinois at Chicago, The Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and DePaul University College of Law Health Law Institute. Register and get more information. Continued

New Marco trailer

Watch the new trailer for Marco, a cinema verité look at natural childbirth and a couple's struggle to control how their baby will be born. Our classic documentary from 1970 is available on DVD for the first time as Volume 3 of the Kartemquin Collection: The Early Years, and features new updates on the Temaner family today. Get all three volumes of the Early Years collection from the Kartemquin store. This new trailer was edited by our Post-Production Director Liz Kaar. Continued

No Crossover praised for opening dialogue on race

The Daily Press has heralded No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson for bringing "a winning spirit and good cheer" to the area in 2010. Stating that the film "provided the fullest account yet of the Allen Iverson bowling alley incident," journalist David Squires praised the film for using sports "as a backdrop to tell Hampton Roads and the nation that when race is involved, things can get irrational. Perhaps the film's biggest contribution is that it opened local dialogue on race, thanks to forums held during the local screenings." Read the full article. No Crossover director Steve James and subject Allen Iverson grew up in the Hampton Roads area. Continued