Hoop Dreams lives on in Scholarship Fund

On February 27th, Gordon Quinn and Peter Gilbert represented Kartemquin at the 10th Anniversary Hoop Dreams Scholarship Fund event at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington DC. The fund has been providing opportunities for inner-city DC public school children since 1996. Peter Gilbert reflected on the event: "For Gordon and I, it was an exciting evening. Hoop Dreams was a work of passion for all of us at Kartemquin. Seeing the film used as the inspiration for such a wonderful and important organization 10 years after the release of the film was heartwarming. We all make social issue films with the hope that they will make some small impact in the community. Being at The Hoop Dreams Scholarship Foundation anniversary gave us great joy in knowing that we played just a small part in a wonderful organization that carries the film’s name." Continued

ITF and the IHC team up to discuss genetic testing

Join Kartemquin Filmmaker Joanna Rudnick on February 13, 2007, as she screens scenes from her documentary in progress, In the Family, as part of an Illinois Humanities Council evening entitled,“What Would You Do? Genetic Testing and Life Decisions.â The event runs from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) McCormick Tribune Campus Center (3201 S State St) in Chicago. The event is free, but registration is required. The program is part of the Illinois Humanities Council 2006-2007 series Future Perfect: Conversations on the Meaning of the Genetics Revolution. Continued