Kartemquin opens up archives for historic exhibition

Ahead of our 50th anniversary celebration on June 24th at the Harris Theater Rooftop, we open our archives to the Chicago public with the exhibition “Kartemquin Films 1966-2016: Democracy through Documentary” opening on May 21st and running through August 20th at Expo 72 (72 E. Randolph St, Chicago, IL, 60601).

RSVP here to join us for the opening night reception and preview from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m on Friday, May 20.

For the first time in our history, Kartemquin has sorted through over 30,000 elements to curate an exhibition spanning the evolution of the film collective and of documentary filmmaking itself, including the creation of classic films such as Inquiring Nuns (1968), Hoop Dreams (1994) and The New Americans (2003). Equipment, film stills, photographs, documents and more will be on display, with the exhibit continually evolving throughout the three month run as KTQ staff will drop in to add to and reflect on the display.

Additionally, KTQ staff, associates, and filmmakers will host intimate dialogues and talks about filmmaking, social justice, and creating democracy through filmmaking. The full lineup of gallery talks can be found below, with more information about each talk at www.ktq50.org/exhibit.

We hope to see you at our opening night celebration on May 20th or during the exhibition run at Expo 72, and also on June 24th for our unmissable #KTQ50 Birthday Party!

Kartemquin Films 1966-2016: Democracy through Documentary Gallery Talks Schedule:

  • May 25, 2016, 1:30 PM: Kat White; Tax Incentives and Crowdfunding
  • May 26, 2016, 11:30 AM: Kat White; Tax Incentives and Crowdfunding
  • June 1, 2016, 1:30 PM: Suzanne Niemoth; Financial Ethics and Nonprofits
  • June 6, 2016, 5:30 PM: Maggie Bowman; Making of Hard Earned and KTQ Quiz
  • June 15, 2016, 1:30 PM: Jim Morrissette; Host Exhibit Tour and Demo of the Legacy Camera and Editing Equipment
  • June 22, 2016, 1:30 PM: Suzanne Niemoth; Financial Ethics and Nonprofits
  • June 27, 2016, 11:30 AM: Fenell Domus/Susanne Suffedrin; The Three C's Of Documentary: Creativity, Collaboration And Community
  • June 27, 2016, 5:30 PM: David Simpson; Milking The Rhino: Production Tales From Of Sub-Saharan Africa
  • June 29, 2016, 1:30 PM: Tim Horsburgh; Marketing and Distributing Documentaries
  • June 30, 2016, 11:30 AM: Jim Morrissette; Host Exhibit Tour and Demo of the Legacy Camera and Editing Equipment
  • June 30, 2016, 5:30 PM: Bing Liu/Ryan Gleeson; Low Budget/DIY Documentary Filmmaking Conversation
  • July 7, 2016, 11:30 AM: Liz Stanton; Hard Earned Series
  • July 7, 2016, 5:30 PM: Liz Stanton; Hard Earned Series
  • July 18, 2016, 5:30 PM: Betsy Steinberg; TBD
  • July 20, 2016, 1:30 PM: Jim Morrissette; Host Exhibit Tour and Demo of the Legacy Camera and Editing Equipment
  • July 21, 2016, 11:30 AM: Ryan Gleeson/Peter Kuttner; Peter Kuttner will discuss the process of saving Trick Bag after a fire destroyed much of the original material. Moderated/Facilitated by Ryan Gleeson.
  • July 25, 2016, 5:30 PM: Maggie Bowman; Making of Hard-Earned and KTQ Quiz
  • July 28, 2016, 5:30 PM: Dan Rybicky/Aaron Wickenden; Making of Almost There
  • August 3, 2016, 1:30 PM: Liz Stanton; The Making of Hard Earned with Al-Jazeera America
  • August 6, 2016, 1:30 PM: Ife Olantuji; A Preview of the Collective Voices Ethnographic Film Festival and the Role of Diverse Filmmakers in Chicago.
  • August 8, 2016, 1:30 PM: Nora Gully; Archiving, KTQ History, And Technology
  • August 11, 2016, 5:30 PM: Thavary Krouch; Kartemquin's Diverse Voices in Documentary Program
  • August 13, 2016, 1:30 PM: Ife Olantuji; A Preview of the Collective Voices Ethnographic Film Festival and the Role of Diverse Filmmakers in Chicago.
  • August 17, 2016, 1:30 PM: Tim Horsburgh; Marketing and Distributing Documentaries
  • August 18, 2016, 11:30 AM: Thavary Krouch; Kartemquin's Diverse Voices in Documentary Program

More talks will be added throughout the summer, so keep checking www.ktq50.org/exhibit and follow the #KTQ50 hashtag on Twitter for updates.

Kartemquin Films at 50 years from Kartemquin Films on Vimeo.