We have a number of Chicago events coming up this fall, and wanted to share them all with the fans in our home town. Our producers, associates and staff will be out in force at all of the following - we look forward to seeing you!
October 20th - Chicago Humanities Festival
Kartemquin founder and artistic director Gordon Quinn is speaking on documentary ethics and fair use.
October 20 and 21 - The Chicago Film and Media Summit and Chicago International Film Festival
Kartemquin will be at the Expo and on various panels at CIFF.
Details (sign-up to attend for free): chicagofilmandmediasummit.org
October 22nd - Good Pitch Chicago
The Homestretch is one of seven projects that will take part in the first Good Pitch Chicago.
October 22nd - '63 Boycott anniversary screening and discussion at Dusable Museum
Join us on October 22nd, the 50th anniversary of the 1963 Boycott of Chicago Public Schools, when over 200,000 students protested segregationist policies. The evening features a sneak peek of Kartemquin's documentary work-in-progress '63 Boycott, a panel discussion with education activists from then and now, and a spoken word performance by an education activist from Young Chicago Authors.
October 29th - The Trials of Muhammad Ali screening at Dusable Museum.
A special FREE screening and panel discussion with leaders from Chicago's African-American community. Co-sponsored by the Chicago Urban League. Director Bill Siegel will attend.
October 30 - Diverse Voices in Docs 2013 Graduation Screening and 2014 Launch
A showcase for the first projects to graduate from Diverse Voices in Docs, a six-month mentorship program for documentary filmmakers of color run by Kartemquin and Community Film Workshop. Hostess for the evening will be Robin Robinson of FOX WFLD Chicago. Also the launch event for applicants to submit to be among the next 20 filmmakers selected for 2014's program.
November 8 The Trials of Muhammad Ali opens in Chicago!
Our strongly acclaimed new film opens for a 1-week minimum run at the Music Box theatre, ICE Lawndale, and other venues TBC. There will be a reception on opening night at Music Box with filmmakers attending.
Music Box ticket details: http://www.musicboxtheatre.com/features/trials-of-muhammad-ali
We hope you'll join us at one or more of these events - and a few more we'll be able to tell you about for later in November and December, too!
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