Kartemquin docs continue to impact communities

At Kartemquin, we pride ourselves on the impact our films can make on audiences. Long after a film has played at festivals or on television, we hope that its quality will stand the test of time and that it will continue to move people to discuss the issues involved, and inspire them to take action no matter where they are in the world. Here are some recent examples of our documentaries stirring debate and meeting a positive response for their informed and engrossing depiction of complex subject matter. Continued

Typeface nominated for a regional Emmy!

Typeface has been nominated for a 2010 Emmy for Best Documentary - Current Significance by the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Congratulations to all of the Typeface team! The awards ceremony will be held on November 6. Get more information. Chicago audiences can catch a television broadcast of the film on WTTW 11 PBS at 9pm on November 18th, and there will also be a screening at Director Justine Nagan's alma mater, the University of Chicago, on October 22nd. Continued

Kartemquin Films on Netflix

You wanted it, you got it. Here is a complete list of all the Kartemquin Films currently available on Netflix. With the films listed as "Save to Queue", if enough people add them to their queue, they become available for shipping. So help Kartemquin and do it now! Happy watching! Save to Queue Prisoner of Her Past Typeface   Watch Instantly and DVD Hoop Dreams Continued

Good week for watching Golub

Chicago area fans of Kartemquin's acclaimed documentary Golub: Late Works Are The Catastrophes will have two chances to watch the film for free this week. This is a rare opportunity to see a film hailed by Chicago Reader critic Jonathan Rosenbaum as "probably not only Kartemquin's best film but also the best film account of the creation of a work of art" and discuss it with the film's co-directors, one of whom will be present at each screening. Continued

Rendezvous with Toronto for Prisoner of Her Past

Prisoner of Her Past has been accepted into the 18th annual Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival in Toronto, Canada. Schedules are still to be announced for festival, which takes place between Nov 5-13. The festival appearance will be one of many for the award-winning documentary this fall, with screenings already announced for Prague, Illinois, Texas and Indiana, with more to be confirmed. Check the film's events page for details and updates. Continued

Typeface Tribe Parties in Texas

Typeface fan and designer Kyle Steed hosted a special screening of the film in his home last week in Dallas, Texas. After promoting the event on Twitter and his own website, Kyle gathered together a happy tribe of hardcore design lovers who - being the creative types characteristic of this film's community - were not content with just watching the film, but also made their own signage from beautiful hand-cut letters! Here's a link to more pictures from the night. Thanks to Kyle and friends! Continued

Rock the Doc with Kartemquin!

On October 14th at 7pm Kartemquin will host ROCK THE DOC! at Angels and Kings in Chicago. We're inviting documentary fans across Chicago to join Kartemquin filmmakers and staff for our fall benefit party, featuring DJ set by Pretty Good Dance Moves Exclusive sneak preview of an upcoming Kartemquin film. Drink Specials Kartemquin Filmmakers bartending! VJ mix from the KTQ Archives. Lots more surprises! No need to RSVP - just show up and rock the doc with us! Continued

Typeface fan power in action

Typeface will screen in Pittsburgh on October 20th, and we want to thank you for helping make it happen! We launched a Screening Request map tool (made by Crowd Controls) a couple of weeks ago, and Typeface fans from across the world immediately took to action, putting down early markers in Chile, Brazil, England, Portugal, Ireland, Belgium, Denmark and Singapore! But it was the fans in Pittsburgh who made the biggest impact, with their enthusiasm helping to set up the screening just announced today in conjunction with AIGA Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Filmmakers. Yet another sign of the amazing community built around this film. Continued