Prisoner of Her Past in LA tonight

Prisoner of Her Past premieres in Los Angeles at 7:30pm tonight in a free, special event at the Museum of Tolerance. The film's subject Howard Reich and producer Joanna Rudnick will be joined by special guest panelist Stephen D. Smith, Executive Director of the USC Shoah Institute Foundation for a post-screening discussion with moderator Lieb Gelb, Director of the Museum of Tolerance. The screening is part of the Museum's Holocaust Remembrance Week events. FREE with reservation required. Call 310.772.2498. Get more information. Continued

The Interrupters - a Must-See Summmer Indie!

In a preview of the summer's most anticipated independent films, IndieWIRE selected The Interrupters as their #2 "must-see" movie. In picking the film, IndieWIRE noted that The Interrupters is "one of the most acclaimed films to come out of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival" and currently has an A- average from top critics on their site. The Scorecard Review also picked out the film as a must-see movie for the summer, placing at #3 in their top 7. Continued

A must read response to The Interrupters

The Interrupters played twice to packed audiences at the Minneapolis / St. Paul this past week, and has garnered another round of strong reponses. Our pick of the bunch is Colleen Powers' thoughtful and provocative "The Interrupters: Appropriation and Action." What we appreciate most about the blog post is that, while being a personal response, it gets to the heart of many issues around audience reactions to the film regarding race and social activism, especially the key question: “What can someone who’s not from [a violent neighborhood] do?” Thank you Colleen for sharing your thoughts, we hope they inspire others to step up. Continued

Bill T. Jones dances for A Good Man

Bill T. Jones, subject of A Good Man, danced in celebration of the World Premiere of the film at Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, and now we have released the short video so you can see just how happy the film made him! Standing Ovation for Bill T Jones at the A Good Man Premiere from Kartemquin Films on Vimeo. The new documentary is about Bill T. Jones and his dance company's attempt to create a dance/theatre performance around the life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln. Continued

Howard Reich introduces Prisoner of Her Past

Prisoner of Her Past is currently broadcasting nationally in 44 states on PBS and continuing throughout April and May. In Chicago, we're most excited that WTTW, the presenting station for the national broadcast, will be airing the film on April 28th, and that the Chicago Tribune will be hosting a special viewing event at Tribune Tower with Howard Reich and Director Gordon Quinn to help celebrate the occasion. WTTW's broadcast is part of a series of our films being shown in honor of Kartemquin's 45th Anniversary. Each of these broadcasts will feature a brief introduction from a filmmaker or subject explaining why they made this film here or what makes it especially "Kartemquin." Continued