Steve James earns DGA Award nomination for Abacus

Acclaimed director Steve James earned a nomination today from the Director's Guild of America for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary for his latest film, Abacus: Small Enough to Jail. This is James' fourth DGA Award nomination. He won in 2994 for Hoop Dreams, and was also nominated in this category in 2008 and 2011 for At the Death House Door and The Interrupters. As reported by The Hollywood Reporter. Continued

'63 Boycott to have NYC premiere at MoMA's Doc Fortnight 2018

'63 Boycott, a film by Rachel Dickson, Tracye A. Matthews and Gordon Quinn, will have its New York City premiere at Doc Fortnight 2018 as part of the 17th Annual International Festival of Nonfiction Film and Media at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). '63 Boycott will screen on Monday, February 19 at 1:00PM, preceding the film Black Memorabilia by Chico Colvard. Filmmakers in attendance. Doc Fortnight, MoMA's annual international festival of nonfiction film, returns for its 17th year with 12 days of innovative approaches to documentary filmmaking from February 15-26. '63 Boycott is also slated to have its LA premiere at the Pan African Film + Arts Festival, running February 8th-19th. About '63 Boycott Continued

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

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

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