#KTQ50: Watch Where's I.W. Abel? for free all week

In 2016, several organizations in Chicago and around the country will host a series of screenings and events to celebrate Kartemquin’s 50th anniversary. We also invite you to watch all our films for free, week by week, at http://watch.kartemquin.com. From today until next Friday, April 1st, the free KTQ50 film is Where's I.W. Abel (1975). Made by Kartemquin at the request of rank and file steelworkers, the film documents the opposition of the rank-and-file to the no-strike agreement between United Steel Workers of America (USWA) President I.W. Abel and the ten major steel companies, which was made without a vote by the membership of the union. Featuring Staughton Lynd. Continued

#KTQ50: Watch HSA Strike '75 for free all week

In 2016, several organizations in Chicago and around the country will host a series of screenings and events to celebrate Kartemquin’s 50th anniversary. We also invite you to watch all our films for free, week by week, at http://watch.kartemquin.com. From today until next Friday, March 25th, the free KTQ50 film is HSA Strike '75 (1975). HSA Strike '75 records a union of interns and residents at Chicago's only public hospital who are forced to strike for better patient care. This film documents their eighteen-day strike, the largest and longest doctors' strike in US history. Continued

Raising Bertie and On Beauty to screen at Sarasota

Last week, we announced Raising Bertie's world premiere at Full Frame Documentary Festival in Durham, North Carolina. The festival today confirmed the screening will take place at 4:30PM on Saturday, April 9th at the Carolina Theater's Fletcher Hall. Tickets go on sale April 1, 2016. For info, please visit the Full Frame website: http://www.fullframefest.org/passestickets/passes/. The subjects of the the film will all attend this "Center Frame" screening along with Director Margaret Byrne, producer Ian Kibbe, cinematographer Jon Stuyvesant, editor Leslie Simmer, Kartemquin's Tim Horsburgh and Ryan Gleeson. Continued

Trials of Muhammad Ali Screens on Southern Circuit Tour

The Trials of Muhammad Ali will be screening in four locations this week on The Southern Circuit Tour, with screening venues in North Carolina, Louisiana, Miami, and FSU in Tallahassee. Screenings are free, with director Bill Siegel attending all. March 14, 2016: Challenger Learning Center, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL @7pm March 15, 2016: Carolina Theatre of Greensboro, Greensboro, NC @ 7pm March 16, 2016: Contemporary Arts Center (CAC), New Orleans, LA @ 7pm March 18, 2016: South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, Cutler Bay, FL @ 8:30pm (Khalilah Camacho-Ali, star of the film and former wife of Muhammad Ali, also attending) Continued

#KTQ50: UE/Wells for free all week

In 2016, several organizations in Chicago and around the country will host a series of screenings and events to celebrate Kartemquin’s 50th anniversary. We also invite you to watch all our films for free, week by week, at http://watch.kartemquin.com. From today until next Friday, March 25th, the free KTQ50 film is UE/Wells">HSA Strike '75 (1975). UE/Wells follows an organizing drive by the United Electrical Workers Union at the Wells Foundry in Chicago. The multi-ethnic work force of Polish, Arab, Jewish, Hispanic and African American men and women unite together despite the company's efforts to use race as a wedge to divide them. Continued

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