Hot Springs to honor Gordon Quinn, showing multiple Kartemquin films

The 2014 Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival will honor Kartemquin Co-founder and Artistic Director Gordon Quinn with a career achievement award.

Gordon will also present a masterclass on documentary filmmaking ethics at the Arkansas-based festival, which runs October 10-19 and is the oldest all-documentary film festival in North America. Multiple Kartemquin films will also screen at the festival.

In their press release, the festival writes: "At Kartemquin, Quinn created a legacy that is an inspiration for young filmmakers and a home where they can make high-quality, social-issue documentaries." That is evident by the fact that Hot Springs will showcase the world premiere of On Beauty and new release The Homestretch, as well as Gordon Quinn and Bob Hercules' 2011 film on choreographer Bill T. Jones, A Good Man.

Joining Gordon Quinn at Hot Springs will be Arthur Agee, star of our classic Hoop Dreams, which will be showing in a special screening of a new digital restoration for the film's 20th anniversary. Anne de Mare, co-director of The Homestretch, will also attend both screenings of the film.

Kartemquin at Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival:

  • A Good Man - directed by Gordon Quinn & Bob Hercules - Wed, Oct 15, 8:20 PM Arlington Cinema. Get tickets.
  • A Place Called Pluto - directed by Steve James - Tue, Oct 14, 10:10 AM Arlington Cinema - 2, and Wed, Oct 15, 11:45 AM, Arlington Cinema - 2. Get tickets.
  • Hoop Dreams: 20th Anniversary - directed by Steve James - Fri, Oct 17, 3:10 PM Arlington Cinema - 2. Get tickets.
  • Masterclass: Ethics in Documentary Filmmaking with Gordon Quinn - Sat, Oct 18, 4:00 PM Panel Room/Arlington. Get tickets.
  • On Beauty - directed by Joanna Rudnick - Mon, Oct 13, 3:50 PM Arlington Cinema - 2, and Sat, Oct 18, 9:15 AM Arlington Cinema - 1. Get Tickets.
  • The Homestretch - directed by Anne de Mare & Kirsten Kelly - Fri, Oct 17, 10:00 AM Arlington Cinema - 1, and Sat, Oct 18, 11:00 AM, Arlington Cinema - 1. Get tickets.