CIFF to host Raising Bertie Chicago premiere

Margaret Byrne's award-winning Kartemquin film Raising Bertie will finally screen in our hometown at the 2016 Chicago International Film Festival on Sunday October 23rd, 2016. Announced today as a special presentation in the out-of-competition documentaries of the 52nd Chicago International Festival, Raising Bertie screens tomorrow in its Los Angeles premiere at the Billy Wilder Theater as the opening night of a 50th Anniversary retrospective of Kartemquin Films co-presented by UCLA Film & Television Archive and the International Documentary Association. Margaret Byrne and producer Ian Kibbe will attend. Continued

New York Film Festival to host US premiere of ABACUS

The 54th New York Film Festival will host the US premiere of Abacus: Small Enough to Jail, the new Kartemquin film directed by Steve James. Abacus will screen on Thursday 10/6 at 8:45 PM at the Walter Reade Theater and Friday 10/7 at 6:15 PM at the Bruno Walter Auditorium with filmmakers and cast attending. NYFF runs September 30 - October 16, 2016 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Tickets go on sale September 11. Read the full announcement of the NYFF's Spotlight on Documentaries line-up. Continued