News for October 2016

Unbroken Glass to world premiere at Seattle South Asian Film Festival

Kartemquin Films is pleased to announce the world premiere of Unbroken Glass. Graduate of the University of Chicago and former Kartemquin intern, Dinesh Das Sabu debuts his feature documentary at the 2016 Seattle South Asian Film Festival on October 22. The film will then receive its Texas premiere at Dallas Videofest on October 23, and its Chicago premiere on November 2nd as part of the Kartemquin Fall Festival. Unbroken Glass weaves together Das Sabu’s journey of discovery with cinema-verite scenes of his family dealing with still raw emotions and consequences of his immigrant parents’ lives and deaths. The film was shot over five years in Illinois, New Mexico, California, and India. Continued

University of Chicago to honor Gordon Quinn

The University of Chicago will honor Gordon Quinn, AB '65, with an Alumni Professional Achievement Award. The Professional Achievement Awards honor alumni whose achievements in their vocational fields have brought distinction to themselves, credit to the University, and real benefit to their communities. The Awards event takes place at the Drake Hotel in Chicago on Friday, November 4th, at 7:30pm. After the awards ceremony, the festivities continue with a Career Month celebration and alumni networking event. Get more information. Continued

Announcing our Fall Festival in partnership with ArcLight Cinemas Nov 2-4

November 2-4, in partnership with ArcLight Cinemas in Lincoln Park, Kartemquin presents a three night festival to cap off our 50th Anniversary year! The Kartemquin Fall Festival features two Chicago premieres, sneak previews of three works-in-progress, and fresh new work from emerging Midwest documentary makers who have graduated from Kartemquin’s acclaimed filmmaker development programs. More information can be found at www.ktq50.org/fall-festival, and to purchase tickets please go to https://www.arclightcinemas.com/en/news/kartemquin-fall-festival. Featuring: Continued

SLIFF honors Gordon Quinn with Maysles Brothers Lifetime Achievement Award; celebrates #KTQ50

The St. Louis International Film Festival will be honoring Kartemquin co-founder and Artistic Director Gordon Quinn with the Maysles Brothers Lifetime Achievement Award in Documentary on Sunday, November 6th. In celebration of Quinn, SLIFF will be screening a preview of the work-in-progress '63 Boycott, as well as Kartemquin classics Trick Bag and Winnie Wright, Age 11. Continued

12 Kartemquin Associates make Newcity Film 50 List: Chicago's Screen Gems

Newcity Film has named twelve Kartemquin associates to its Film 50 2016 List: Chicago's Screen Gems. This year, NewCity has devoted its list to honoring artists rather than producers, programmers and all-round facilitators: "It's essential to highlight bold figures who make work year after year, work that surprises or sustains, as well as supernovas who startle suddenly with vision or verbosity or vivid visuals or vital activism, and of course, those fresh-faced but hardly callow, protean people who you can't not watch as they invest themselves in capturing their moment and our moments in this toddlin' town today." –Ray Pride, Newcity Honorees include: Steve James, Director/Producer/Editor/Cinematographer Continued

Abacus to have European Premiere in Masters section at IDFA

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail, the latest film by director Steve James will have its European Premiere at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), the world's largest documentary film festival. The festival runs November 16-27. The film will screen in the Masters program section of the festival, which shows new documentaries by renowned documentarians. Abacus will be in the company of new films by Errol Morris, Claire Simon and Lucy Walker. James' short The Ride of Their Lives, made for The New Yorker Presents will also screen in the Masters program at IDFA. Continued

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