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The KTQ Fall Festival


Kartemquin + ArcLight 

KTQ FALL FESTIVAL

November 2 - 4, 2016

ArcLight Cinemas, Lincoln Park, Chicago

 

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The KTQ Fall Festival


Kartemquin + ArcLight 

KTQ FALL FESTIVAL

November 2 - 4, 2016

ArcLight Cinemas, Lincoln Park, Chicago

 

November 2-4, in partnership with ArcLight Cinemas, Kartemquin presented an unprecedented three night festival to cap off its 50th Anniversary year.

The Fall Festival showcased groundbreaking work coming through our acclaimed filmmaker development programs: KTQ Labs, Diverse Voices in Docs, and the Kartemquin Internship; along with previews of its latest works-in-progress, and premieres of new completed films.

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The Future of Documentary Filmmaking


KTQ LookED forward to the future of documentary filmmaking with events featuring: 

• Groundbreaking work emerging from its filmmaker development programs: KTQ LabsDiverse Voices in Docs, and the Kartemquin Internship.

• Exclusive previews of latest works-in-progress, including director Steve James’ new series on OPRF High School.

• Chicago premiere of the newest Kartemquin film, Unbroken Glass, directed by internship alumni Dinesh Das Sabu.

 • 2016 Diverse Voices in Docs Graduation featuring a keynote speech by Lyric Cabral, director of Sundance award-winning PBS documentary (T)error

The Future of Documentary Filmmaking


KTQ LookED forward to the future of documentary filmmaking with events featuring: 

• Groundbreaking work emerging from its filmmaker development programs: KTQ LabsDiverse Voices in Docs, and the Kartemquin Internship.

• Exclusive previews of latest works-in-progress, including director Steve James’ new series on OPRF High School.

• Chicago premiere of the newest Kartemquin film, Unbroken Glass, directed by internship alumni Dinesh Das Sabu.

 • 2016 Diverse Voices in Docs Graduation featuring a keynote speech by Lyric Cabral, director of Sundance award-winning PBS documentary (T)error

PROGRAM

Wednesday, November 2nd 

Shorts Showcase 1 - 6pm

 Chicago Premiere of "Unbroken Glass" - 8pm

Thursday, November 3rd 

Diverse Voices in Doc 2016 Graduation - 6pm

Chicago Premiere of "City of Trees" - 8pm

Friday, November 4th

Shorts Showcase 2 - 6pm

Kartemquin Fall Showcase - 8pm

 

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Shorts Showcase 1


 Shorts Showcase 1:

Kartemquin Alumni

6:00 PM Wednesday, November 2nd

TICKETS

Shorts Showcase 1


 Shorts Showcase 1:

Kartemquin Alumni

6:00 PM Wednesday, November 2nd

TICKETS

FILMS

1.) The Amazing Mr. Ash, Brian Gersten (11 min, 59 sec)
2.) Within the Box, Max Asaf (21 min 47 sec)
3.) Beyond Blind, Matt Lauterbach (6 min)
4.) Intuition, Shuling Yong (10 min)
5.) Embodies Hillary Bachelder (38 min. 35 sec)

SPECIAL GUESTS: Filmmakers will be present

A showcase of projects from Kartemquin's acclaimed Internship and Diverse Voices in Docs programs.

In this shorts program you will meet a beloved and eccentric Chicago-area magician in The Amazing Mr. Ash, directed by Brian Gersten; director Max Asaf embarks on a journey into his family’s past to confront their unspeakable experience in the Holocaust in Within the Box; Beyond Blind, created by Matt Lauterbach, will help you understand vision loss; Shuling Yong's Intuition looks into the bottom rung of the academic ladder in Singapore; and Embodies by Hillary Bachelder explores perceptions of the female form through portraits of a nude model, a medical embalmer, and a roller derby mother of three.

Detailed film descriptions and the line-up for each evening’s program can be found online. Approx. 90 minute long program.

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Unbroken Glass


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CHICAGO PREMIERE

8:00 PM Wednesday, November 2nd

Unbroken Glass


unbroken glass

CHICAGO PREMIERE

8:00 PM Wednesday, November 2nd

When he was six-years-old, Dinesh Das Sabu’s parents died. Raised by his older siblings, he had little idea who his parents were or where he came from. Through making UNBROKEN GLASS, he attempts to piece together their story and his own. Uncovering a silenced family history and disturbing truths, Dinesh and his siblings must finally reconcile the past, confronting the trauma of losing their parents and the specter of mental illness. This is the Chicago premiere of Unbroken Glass, Dinesh Das Sabu's debut feature length film, which he originated while working as a Kartemquin intern in 2008, and produced in collaboration with several former Kartemquin Intern Program alumni in key roles. Reception to follow.

SPECIAL GUESTS:  dir. Dinesh Sabu

POST SCREENING DISCUSSION: featuring the filmmakers: dir. Dinesh Sabu, producer Patrick Lile and editor Matt Lauterbach; moderated Dan Rybicky

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Kartemquin Diverse Voices in Doc


Kartemquin Diverse Voices in Doc

2016 Graduation

6:00 PM Thursday, November 3rd

Kartemquin Diverse Voices in Doc


Kartemquin Diverse Voices in Doc

2016 Graduation

6:00 PM Thursday, November 3rd

FILMS

1.) From Chicago to South Africa, Ava Thompson Greenwell 
2.) Alexis, Lesley Etherly
3.) Genius of a Different Hue: The Story of Black Advertising, Keith Purvis
4.) Lunch With Friends at 58 Ave Foch, Vincent Singleton
5.) Sounds of the Chi, Edwin Walker
6.) Standing on the Bones of Our Ancestors, Kohl Miner
7.) Resistimos (We Resist), Diana Quinones Rivera
8.) Unjustified Chicago, Theresa Lenore Dumayas Campagna
9.) Unapologetic, Ashley Mills
10.) Panata, Alexander Skalomenos
11.) Dance Group in Pilsen, Katherine Nagasawa
12.) Tracing our Path Through Bronzeville, Reginald Rice 

SPECIAL GUESTS:  Lyric Cabral and the DVID Graduates

The 2016 Diverse Voices in Documentary (DVID) Graduation honors and showcases the participants of the 2016 DVID program. The evening will include 3-5 minute clips from each project, a special keynote speaker (Lyric Cabral, co-director of (T)error, winner of the Special Jury Award for Breakout First Feature at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival), and a reception to follow. It also marks the opening of applications for DVID 2017. Visit the website to apply.

Now completing its fourth year, DVID strives to create a network for filmmakers of color to collaborate and support each other, promote films by filmmakers of color, and increase their presence in the documentary field. The 2016 DVID program will graduate 12 fellows who developed their projects over six months of workshops and mentorship by Kartemquin staff, producers and associates, and industry leaders.

The Diverse Voices in Documentary program is operated by Kartemquin Films and The Community Film Workshop of Chicago, and made possible by generous support from the Voqal Fund, The Seabury Foundation, The Reva and David Logan Foundation, The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, The National Endowment for the Arts, the Efroymson Family Fund, CityArts, The Sage Foundation, and KatLei Productions.

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City of Trees


CITY OF TREES

CHICAGO PREMIERE

8:30 PM Thursday, November 3rd

City of Trees


CITY OF TREES

CHICAGO PREMIERE

8:30 PM Thursday, November 3rd

During the recession, City of Trees follows three trainees and the directors of a stimulus-funded green job-training program designed to put unemployed people back to work by caring for parks in DC. As they navigate the community’s distrust of outsiders and a fast-approaching deadline before the grant money runs out, City of Trees thrusts viewers into the inspiring but messy world of job training and the paradoxes changemakers face in urban communities everyday. (Chicago premiere)

This feature length film is a 2014 KTQ Labs graduate. KTQ Labs is a free monthly filmmaker service at which filmmakers present their demos and rough cuts to the Kartemquin community in return for constructive critique. You can find more information about the KTQ Labs program here.

SPECIAL GUESTS:  Lance Kramer (director)  and Brandon Kramer (producer)

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Shorts Showcase 2


 Shorts Showcase 2:

Kartemquin Alumni

6:00 PM Friday, November 4tH

Shorts Showcase 2


 Shorts Showcase 2:

Kartemquin Alumni

6:00 PM Friday, November 4tH

FILMS

1.) Closed for Good, Rachel Dickson (5 min)
2.) Two Together, Mina Fitzpatrick (36 min 15 sec)
3.) Brooks People, Shahari Moore (10 min 55 sec)
4.) Keep Moving Forward, Brent Bandemer and Emily Strong (26 min 6 sec)

SPECIAL GUESTS: Filmmakers will be present

A showcase of projects from Kartemquin's acclaimed Internship and Diverse Voices in Docs programs.

In this shorts program, director Rachel Dickson examines the Chicago school closings of 2014; filmmaker Mina Fitzpatrick explores the emotional complexities of Korean culture around adoption; the first African-American woman to win a Pulitzer, Gwendolyn Brooks, is profiled in Shahari Moore's film Brooks People; and we meet a Vietnam veteran with an unlimited faith in Disney in Keep Moving Forward, directed by Brent Bandemer and produced by Emily Strong.

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Kartemquin Fall Showcase


Kartemquin Fall Showcase

Never-Before-Seen Work-in-Progress

8:00 PM Friday, November 4th

 

Kartemquin Fall Showcase


Kartemquin Fall Showcase

Never-Before-Seen Work-in-Progress

8:00 PM Friday, November 4th

 

FILMS

America to Me (dir. Steve James)
Eating Up Easter (dir. Sergio Rapu)
The Dilemma of Desire (dir. Maria Finitzo)

SPECIAL GUESTS:  Steve James, Maria Finitzo, Sergio Rapu

Kartemquin invites you to enjoy exclusive previews of never-before-seen footage from three upcoming documentary projects, and give your feedback directly to the filmmakers.

America to Me, directed by Steve James, is an epic series looking into a year in one of the country’s most exemplary and diverse public high schools, as students, teachers and administrators grapple with decades-long racial and educational inequities. Sergio Rapu's Eating Up Easter explores how the most isolated community in the Pacific - Easter Island - uses lessons learned from their past to solve environmental and social challenges brought on by booming tourism and rapid development. Maria Finitzo's The Dilemma of Desire explores the complex nature of female sexual desire and the ways in which it is both governed, and fulfilled, by notions of expression and repression. Audience members can give feedback directly to the filmmakers in the theater and in a post-screening reception. Serving as both a window into our process and an opportunity to impact the future of these works-in-progress, this event embodies the Kartemquin spirit of collaborative creation and meaningful audience engagement.

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ArcLight Cinemas


location

ArcLight Cinemas


location

ArcLight Cinemas

 

November 2 - 4

1500 N Clybourn Ave, Lincoln Park, Chicago

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Sponsors


SPONSORS

Sponsors


SPONSORS

The Diverse Voices in Documentary program at Kartemquin Films has been made possible by generous support from our incredible funders.

Voqal Fund

Voqal Fund

The Seabury Foundation

The Seabury Foundation

The Reva & David Logan Foundation

The Reva & David Logan Foundation

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

The National Endowment for the Arts

The National Endowment for the Arts

The Efroymson Family Fund

The Efroymson Family Fund

CityArts

CityArts

The Sage Foundation

The Sage Foundation

KatLei Productions

KatLei Productions