The Interrupters' Philly win

We only just found out about yet another award win for The Interrupters. The film - already a Jury Prize winner at both the Miami and Full Frame Festivals, as well being the recipient of the True Life Fund from True/False - also picked up the Audience Award for Best Documentary from Philadelphia Cinefest last week. Congratulations to the entire team, and thanks to Philadelphia Cinefest attendees for the honor! Next up for The Interrupters are appearances at Minneapolis/St.Paul, Hot Docs in Toronto, and Maryland Film Festival. Get full screening info. Continued

Typeface on your TV

Typeface is currently being broadcast nationally across many different PBS outlets. Please check your local listings as so many new screenings are being added that we can barely keep up with adding them to our website (we just found out about 30 different markets carrying the film)! Here's a list of upcoming cities and PBS stations that are carrying the film between today and April 30th. Some of these stations have multiple broadcasts planned across multiple digital channels, so really check those listings and don't miss it! We'll try to add more broadcasts as we hear about them. Continued

Interrupters European premiere announced for Sheffield Doc/Fest

The Interrupters will have its European Premiere at the 2011 Sheffield Doc/Fest between June 8-12. Director Steve James will be attending and will also give a masterclass at the festival, which is the UK's most presitigious documentary film event. Read about the news in IndieWIRE or visit the Sheffield Doc/Fest website for more infomation. The film will eventually be broadcast in the UK through BBC Storyville. We hope to be able to announce more European broadcast dates and festival apperances soon. Continued

30 seconds to change a life

Steve James will be in Dallas today and tomorrow for the Dallas International Film Festival, where he will attend two screenings of The Interrupters and also be the first documentary filmmaker to collect the Dallas Star Award. Excitingly, these screenings will also see the premiere of the film's new 144min theatrical cut. The new version of Steve James and Alex Kotlowitz's film also screens in Philadelphia at Philly Cinefest this Sunday, and from now on. Continued

The Unfinished Work of Title IX

Read a great profile of Kartemquin's in-progress documentary In the Game in the Chronicle of Higher Education article "Upcoming Film Depicts Title IX’s Unfinished Work In Urban Schools". The article puts In the Game in the Kartemquin lineage with Hoop Dreams, stating that we are "turning once again to an urban neighborhood for a film about sports and society." Maria Finitzo's in-progress film will focus on the impact of Title IX legislation on creating an equal playing field for girls. Read the full article. Continued

DOXA hosts A Good Man

DOXA Documentary Film Festival today announced its 2011 line-up, which will feature the Canadian Premiere of A Good Man on May 8 at 12pm. Co-Directors Gordon Quinn and Bob Hercules will both attend the Vancouver screening of the film about dance choreographer Bill T. Jones' creation of a work about Abraham Lincoln, which will be the film's third viewing after showings at Full Frame and Minneapolis/St.Paul festivals. Get tickets and more information.Watch the trailer. Continued