Keep Talking has its Chicago premiere this Friday!

Keep Talking by Karen Lynn Weinberg will have its Chicago premiere at the Gene Siskel Film Center on Friday, January 5th at 8:15pm. A pre-screening reception begins at 7pm. A second showing will take place on January 11th at 8:15PM. Tickets here. Post-screening discussion panelists: 1/5/18: Director Karen Lynn Weinberg, co-producer Rachel Rozycki and Alutiiq Language Advocate Dr. Alisha Drabek; moderated by Dorene Wiese, CEO of the American Indian Association of Illinois 1/11/18: Director Karen Lynn Weinberg, co-producer Rachel Rozycki and Professor and Chair of the Department of Linguistics and Humanities, Lenore A. Grenoble; moderated by Dorene Wiese, CEO of the American Indian Association of Illinois. Continued

Keep Talking wins 1st place in 'Made in Alaska' competition at AIFF

Kartemquin is thrilled to share that Keep Talking took home the 1st place prize in the 'Made in Alaska' program at the 2017 Anchorage International Film Festival this past Sunday! Read the official announcement here. The film also earned a special mention in the Vancouver International Film Festival's "Impact" category following its World Premiere at VIFF. Praise for Keep TalkingKeep Talking... puts Weinberg on the list of filmmakers to keep an eye on... the film demonstrates how language can heal historical trauma, restore cultural practices and help strengthen the identity of young Alaska Natives.” - The Anchorage Press Continued

Keep Talking comes to the Anchorage Museum, AIFF

Keep Talking, the directorial debut from Karen Weinberg, will travel to its home state to screen both at the Anchorage Museum for a special preview screening before its Alaska premiere at the Anchorage International Film Festival. The film will screen at the Anchorage Museum on November 30th at 6PM, followed by a panel discussion. The program is free and open to the public. The film world premiered on October 3rd at the Vancouver International Film Festival. Praise for Keep Talking "A deftly-woven ode to language as identity and community."–24Hours Vancouver Continued

Keep Talking to World Premiere at Vancouver International Film Festival

Kartemquin films is pleased to announce the World Premiere of director Karen Lynn Weinberg’s debut documentary, Keep Talking, at the Vancouver International Film Festival, running September 28-October 13 in Vancouver, British Columbia. The prestigious festival (now in its 36th year) is dedicated to promoting understanding of the world’s cultures through the art of cinema. The film will be featured in the fest's Impact Stream, featuring uncompromising documentaries that seek to change the way viewers see the world. Continued

Keep Talking funded by Vision Maker Media

We're delighted to announce that Vision Maker Media has awarded a grant of $100,000 towards post-production on Keep Talking, directed and produced by Karen Weinberg. With funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), Vision Maker Media's Public Media Content Fund awards support to projects with a Native American theme and significant Native American involvement that ultimately benefits the entire Public Media community. Keep Talking is one of just six projects to receive funding this year. This is the first time a Kartemquin project has received a Vision Maker Media grant, and we are honored to begin a working relationship with them on Keep Talking. The grant means that the film will eventually be broadcast on PBS. Continued

View photos and reactions from the Spring Showcase

We would like to thank all who came to last night's Kartemquin Spring Showcase. We were thrilled to see the sold out crowd at the Gene Siskel Film Center engaging so passionately and thoughtfully with these new works-in-progress; and in turn, to see the four debut directors so eloquently explaining their filmmaking choices, and future hopes for their films. See below for the top tweets and click here for photos of the night, and more information on this year's projects: All the Queen's Horses; Minding the Gap; The Prosecutors; and Keep Talking. Continued

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