News for December 2017

America to Me to world premiere at Sundance

The 2018 Sundance Film Festival will host the world premiere of America to Me, an epic 10-part series by acclaimed Director Steve James. A year-long immersion into one of Chicago's most progressive and diverse public schools, located in suburban Oak Park, America to Me explores America's charged state of race, culture and education today with unprecedented depth and scope. Sundance will show several episodes of the series as part of their new Indie Episodic section, which was announced today. The festival is in Park City, UT, running January 18-28. Continued

Edith+Eddie wins Best Short at 2017 IDA Awards

Edith+Eddie, a film by Laura Checkoway, produced by Thomas Lee Wright, earned the International Documentary Association's (IDA) Best Short Award this past Saturday at the 33rd Annual IDA Documentary Awards in Los Angeles. Dina won the award for Best Feature. "The best feature and best short award winners both represent unlikely love stories, each one tender, tragic and ultimately life-affirming,” IDA executive director Simon Kilmurry said in a statement. “Dina and Edith+Eddie are both distinguished by their unforgettable lead characters and their sensitive elicitation of universal truths." 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