Saluting a Documentary Legend

Kartemquin was sad to hear of the passing of documentary filmmaker Richard Leacock last week. As a pioneer in the form, he was a major influence on Kartemquin's founders as they began their careers over 45 years ago. Below is a brief tribute message from them: "Ricky Leacock was one of the inspirations for  the founding of Kartemquin. His film Primary (with Robert Drew and Albert Mayles) and Happy Mothers Day (with Joyce Chopra) opened us up to what documentary could do. Over the years he was generous with technical and aesthetic advice. He set an example of how to look and learn from what we saw through the camera and how in an ethical way to tell stories about real people." - Gordon Quinn and Jerry Temaner, Kartemquin Co-founders. Continued

The Interrupters: coming soon to a theater near you

Kartemquin is delighted to announce that Cinema Guild will be distributing The Interrupters in theaters across the US this Summer. The announcement comes on the back of the film's acclaimed run at major film festivals this spring, during which it has picked up the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at the Miami Film Festival. It is also currently ranked as the highest graded film on IndieWIRE's CriticWIRE pages, with an "A" average. Continued

Talkin' Typeface with the Moran Brothers

Check out this interview with Hamilton Wood Type Museum's Moran Brothers, who stopped by Kartemquin headquarters to chat with us about the huge impact that Typeface has had on the museum, the town of Two Rivers, Wisconsin, and also in uniting the letterpress community. As Jim Moran puts it, people who see the film are regularly emailing him saying "I just saw the film... what can I do help?" That's exactly the sort of engagement we love to hear about at Kartemquin. Watch the video here! Continued

Full Frame dates announced for A Good Man and The Interrupters

The Full Frame International Documentary Film Festival has announced screening dates and time for Kartemquin's A Good Man and The Interrupters today. A Good Man will have its World Premiere at the festival on Sunday April 17th at 2pm. Co-Directors Gordon Quinn and Bob Hercules will attend, as will the documentary's mesmeric subject, choreographer Bill T. Jones, and other members of the production crew. Be sure not to miss what promises to be an momentous occasion. Gordon Quinn also attended last year, where Taylor Chain was shown as part of a retrospective thematic program. Continued

Gordon Quinn's Weekend Plans

Kartemquin Co-Founder and Artistic Director Gordon Quinn divulges his plans for the weekend on the Chicago Magazine's online "Chicago Guide." Being what the magazine calls a "notable, in-the-know local" Gordon will kick off his weekend with the Prisoner of Her Past screening and discussion tomorrow night at the Pritzker Military Library, where he will be accompanied by Dr. Elliot Roth, an expert in the brain, its function and recovery, and the film's Producer/Subject Howard Reich. Continued