ABACUS now available for DVD pre-order; returns to Chicago

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail, the newest film by director Steve James is now available to pre-order on DVD for the special price of $19.99 (usually $24.99) until September 12! The DVD includes complete Mandarin subtitles. Pre-order Abacus on DVD here! Abacus has had an extremely successful theatrical run through PBS Distribution, holding for six consecutive weeks at the IFC Center in New York City and earning extended runs in the following cities: Berkeley, Boston, Washington D.C., San Francisco and London; as well as a return engagement in Chicago at the Gene Siskel Film Center beginning August 4! Abacus returns to the Gene Siskel Film Center for a week-long engagement, running August 4-10. Continued

All The Queen's Horses world premieres at MVAAFF

Kartemquin Films is pleased to announce the World Premiere of its latest documentary, All The Queen's Horses, at the Run & Shoot Filmworks Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival at 1PM on Wednesday, August 9th. The film is a finalist in the festival’s HBO Documentary Competition. Ahead of the world premiere, Gravitas Ventures has acquired VOD and television rights for this riveting in-depth story of large fraud in a small town. Continued

Edith+Eddie, Abacus head to Kosovo for DokuFest

Both Edith+Eddie and Abacus: Small Enough to Jail are official selections for the 2017 DokuFest taking place in Pritzren, Kosovo, August 4-12. Both films have been extremely successful on the festival circuit thus far, with DokuFest's announcement coming on the heels of Edith+Eddie's win at the 2017 Palm Springs International ShortFest. The film earned the Jury Award for Best Documentary Short, taking home a $2,000 cash prize and eligibility to submit to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for Oscar consideration. Continued

Hoop Dreams ranks #2 in Rolling Stone's '100 Greatest Movies of the Nineties' list

Hoop Dreams by filmmakers Steve James, Frederick Marx and Peter Gilbert, earned #2 on Rolling Stone's '100 Greatest Movies of the Nineties' list. Eric Hynes called the film "A full-on, time-tested American masterpiece." Rolling Stone's Top 5 Greatest Movies of the 90's: 1. Goodfellas 2. Hoop Dreams 3. Safe 4. The Silence of the Lambs 5. Pulp Fiction Find the full excerpt from the write-up below: Continued

Abacus has UK premiere in London; earns extended run

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail, the newest film by director Steve James earned an extended run at Bertha DocHouse in London, after a successful UK Premiere and week-long theatrical engagement at the theater. Abacus will play at the Bertha DocHouse through Thursday, July 20th. Tickets HERE. Director Steve James joined audience members via Skype on opening night for a post-screening Q&A. Steve James is live in the Bertha DocHouse screen. Don't miss his new film Abacus playing all week! pic.twitter.com/HQFllPqPj4 Continued

Edith+Eddie wins Best Documentary at Palm Springs ShortFest

The 2017 Palm Springs International ShortFest jury has awarded Laura Checkoway's Edith+Eddie with the prize for Best Documentary. The film will receive a cash award of $2,000 and becomes automatically eligible to submit to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for Oscar consideration. An additional screening of Edith+Eddie has been scheduled for 4pm today at the Camelot Theaters in the "Best of Fest" program: get tickets here. Continued

Raising Bertie earns extended run in Chicago; playing until June 29th!

Raising Bertie, the debut feature by director Margaret Byrne has earned an extended run at the Studio Movie Grill Chatham in Chicago, following a successful opening weekend including two dynamic Q&A's. Tonight following the film's 7PM screening, director Margaret Byrne and Ian Kibbe will participate in a post-screening discussion with representatives of Organizing For Action Illinois. The film will play at the theater until June 29. Purchase tickets here. Find a full list of screenings of Raising Bertie during its nationwide theatrical run here. Continued

Six new summer interns join Kartemquin's team!

This summer we are lucky to have six talented and passionate interns join our team! The Kartemquin internship program is acclaimed by students, colleges and the film industry. Throughout the summer term, interns attend education workshops with staff members and filmmakers working with Kartemquin who teach various aspects of the documentary field and answer questions about their given project or area of expertise. These workshops include: camera and lighting, sound, dubbing, editing, ethics and fair use, project fundraising and financing, an intern demo pitch and feedback session. Meet our 2017 Summer Interns: Kai Allen Blakely Continued

Abacus earns extended runs in NYC, San Francisco and Berkeley; opens this weekend in Chicago, Boston and Philly

A film as unflinching and fierce as its protagonists, Abacus: Small Enough to Jail has earned extended theatrical runs in New York City at the IFC Center (for the 5th consecutive week), San Francisco at the Opera Plaza Cinema and Berkeley at the Shattuck Cinemas. The film opens this Friday at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago, Coolidge Corner Theater in Boston and Ritz Bourse in Philadelphia. Find details and ticket links here: www.abacusmovie.com/events Continued