KTQ50 to Take Over NYC

Hello NYC! Kartemquin's first New York retrospective will feature 16 films covering each decade of Kartemquin’s semicentennial across two weekends, August 19-28 at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens. Programmed by Eric Hynes, the Museum of the Moving Image’s Associate Curator of Film, the retrospective kicks-off on August 19 with an exclusive screening of the 162 minute Sundance Film Festival cut of The Interrupters (2011). The acclaimed original cut from director Steve James has not been publicly screened in five years since its January 2011 world premiere. James will attend the opening weekend screenings of his films, which includes his classics Hoop Dreams (1994) and Stevie (2002). Continued

#KTQ50: Watch Typeface for free all week

From today until Friday, August 12th, the free KTQ50 film is Typeface (2009). "A documentary has done its job when it inspires the viewer to take action. Typeface, a look at a printmaking shop in Two Rivers, WI, is a documentary that has not only begun to revitalize a tradition that is endangered, but has inspired similar films." — Jason Behrends, ChicagoNow.com Debuting in 2009 as the opening event at Typecon and playing to rave reviews at film festivals and major design and art museums across the world, Typeface depicts the story of a museum in a little town in Wisconsin where a small group of people are not only trying to preserve the history of letterpress and wood block printing, but also are trying to revitalize it for a new millennium and a new generation. Continued

A KTQ50 Double Feature at Comfort Station

On Wednesday, August 10, 2016, 8:00 PM, Comfort Station (2579 Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL), will host a FREE double bill screening of The Last Pullman Car and Trick Bag. The screening will take place outside on the Comfort Station’s lawn, weather permitting. The Last Pullman Car (1983) tells the story of how in 1981, Pullman workers found themselves in the midst of a fight not only for their jobs but the future of the American rail car industry. Trick Bag (1974) is a film about gang members, Vietnam vets, and young factory workers from Chicago's neighborhoods telling their personal experience with racism: who gets hurt and who profits. Continued

#KTQ50: Watch Milking the Rhino for free all week

From today until Friday, August 5th, the free KTQ50 film is Milking the Rhino (2008). "A common theme in Kartemquin docs is that making a living is a political matter. Simpson skillfully adapts that perspective to rural Africa, where investing in wildlife links the Masai and others to the new globalism." — Bill Stamets, Chicago Sun-Times A ferocious kill on the Serengeti… dire warnings about endangered species… These clichés of nature documentaries ignore a key feature of the landscape: villagers just off-camera, who navigate the dangers and costs of living with wildlife. Continued

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