Upcoming #KTQ50 Events

November 2-4

in partnership with ArcLight Cinemas in Lincoln Park, Kartemquin will present the KTQ Fall Festival, celebrating the future of Chicago documentary with a selection of the groundbreaking work emerging from our filmmaker development programs, Chicago premieres, and exclusive sneak previews of works-in-progress. Buy tickets.

More events TBA. For all regular Kartemquin events visit www.kartemquin.com/events


Past Events

January 21

10pm: WTTW #KTQ50 broadcast of The Homestretch.

January 23, 8pm

The Early Films of Kartemquin (What the Fuck Are These Red Squares?Hum 255, and Parents) screening @ Chicago Filmmakers, Chicago, IL. Beckie Stocchetti attending.

January 28, 7pm

Thumbs Down screening @ Block Cinema, Evanston, IL. Director Gordon Quinn attending.

January 29, 7pm

Stevie screening @ Block Cinema, Evanston, IL. Director Steve James attending.

February 25, 10pm

WTTW #KTQ50 broadcast of The Trials of Muhammad Ali.

March 4, 7pm

Almost There screening @ Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. Director Dan Rybicky attending.

March 4, 7:45pm

Tribute to 50 years of Kartemquin and screening of What the Fuck Are These Red Squares? @ The Peace on Earth Film Festival, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL. Gordon Quinn attending.

March 12, 2pm

Screening of Films from Kartemquin's Collective Era (Winnie Wright, Age 11Now We Live on Clifton,Viva La Causa) @ Chicago Cultural Center - Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago, IL. KTQ collective members attending.

March 24, 9pm

WTTW #KTQ50 broadcast of Now We Live on Clifton and Winnie Wright, Age 11.

April 1, 7pm

Golub: Late Works Are The Catastrophes screening @ Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. Director Gordon Quinn and Producer Judy Hoffman attending.

April 7-11

Ashland Independent Film Festival to honor Kartemquin's 50th Anniversary with a series of films directed by and about women. Ashland, OR.

April 13-17

CIMMFest honors Gordon Quinn with 2016 BAADASSSSS Award, Chicago, IL.

April 19, 6pm

Chicago Latino Film Festival Salute to the 50th Anniversary of Kartemquin Films & screening of In The Game @ AMC River East, Chicago, IL.

April 21, 10pm

WTTW #KTQ50 broadcast of Golub: Late Works are the Catastrophes.

April 28-May 8

Hot Docs tribute to Steve James, 2016 Hot Docs Career Achievement Award Winner including six film retrospective, and Redux Screening of Inquiring Nuns & The Chicago Maternity Center Story. Steve James and Gordon Quinn attending.

May 5, 10pm

WTTW #KTQ50 broadcast of Prisoner of Her Past.

May 20 - August 20

Kartemquin at 50: Democracy through Documentary history exhibition @ EXPO 72, 72 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL. 

Gallery Talks by KTQ staff, associates, and filmmakers held throughout the length of the exhibit. 

May 23, 10pm ET/7pm PT

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) national broadcast of Hoop Dreams.

June 2, 6pm

Gordon Quinn delivering the 2016 Robert H. Kirschner Human Rights Memorial Lecture during the University of Chicago's 2016 Alumni Weekend. Free to attend.

June - July

The University of Chicago's Doc Films will present a Kartemquin Summer Films Series in honor of our 50th Anniversary year.  All of the films in the series have a connection to the University of Chicago and/or were filmed in part on Chicago's south side:

6/30, 7pm: Home For Life

7/7, 7pm: The Chicago Maternity Center Story

7/14, 7pm: Shorts Program (Grassroots Chicago, Hum 255, Anonymous Artists of America, HSA Strike '75)

7/21, 7pm: Hoop Dreams

7/28, 7pm: Typeface

Many of the screenings feature filmmakers and special guests. More information here

June 11

IDA Conversations Series #KTQ50 Talk: Steve James in conversation with Adam Kempenaar of Filmspotting. Free to attend.

June 23, 8pm

WTTW #KTQ50 broadcast of Hoop Dreams.

June 24, 5pm

Kartemquin 50th Anniversary Gala and #KTQ50 Birthday Party @ Harris Theater, Chicago, IL. See photos and read a recap.

July 7, 9pm

WTTW #KTQ50 broadcast of Almost There.

July 26, 6:30pm

City of Chicago Movies in the Park Kartemquin Night: screening of Inquiring Nuns @ Millennium Park, Chicago, IL.

August 6

WTTW #KTQ50 broadcast of Typeface

August 10, 8pm

Free public screening of The Last Pullman Car and Trick Bag screening @ Comfort Station, Chicago, IL.

August 19–28

Kartemquin at 50: in honor of our 50th anniversary, the Museum of the Moving Image hosted a 16-film retrospective in New York City.

September 1

WTTW #KTQ50 broadcast of The Last Pullman Car.

September 16-27

Kartemquin Films at 50: UCLA Film & TV Archive and the International Documentary Association hosted a 15-film retrospective at the Billy Wilder Theater in Los Angeles.

September 28

Steve James presents a keynote and Stevie screens at the International Documentary Association's Getting Real 2016

October 6

WTTW #KTQ50 broadcast of In the Game.