Film News: New Documentary Previews at Kartemquin Fall Festival on Nov. 4, 2016

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CHICAGO – Kartemquin Films is concluding its Fall Festival tonight on Friday, November 4th, 2016, with a special presentation of clips from three upcoming documentary projects. The film house, famous for the legendary “Hoop Dreams,” will show previews of ”America to Me” by director Steve James; “Eating Up Easter” by Sergio Rapu; and ”Dilemma of Desire” by Maria Finitzo. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

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’America To Me,’ Directed by Steve James, Will Preview at the Kartemquin Films Fall Festival on Nov 4th, 2016
Photo credit: Kartemquin Films

“Throughout this year our 50 year history has been showcased and honored in a number of thrilling ways. But we wanted to now put an emphasis on the new projects and rich documentary filmmaking talent that is in our community,” noted Gordon Quinn, Kartemquin Films co-founder and Artistic Director. “This event is a chance to get a glimpse of the future of documentary filmmaking in Chicago.” Executive Director Betsy Steinberg added, “The Kartemquin Fall Festival is a celebration of the accomplishments of our program alumni, showcasing the work for the larger Chicago documentary film community, the general public, and the industry.”

Kartemquin Films is a not-for-profit collaborative center for documentary media makers who seek to foster a more engaged and empowered society. In 2016, Kartemquin celebrates 50 years of sparking democracy through documentary. Best known for producing “Hoop Dreams” and “The Interrupters” among over 55 other documentaries that examine and critique society through the lives of ordinary people, Kartemquin has marked their 50th Anniversary with a yearlong celebration encompassing events across the world, including screenings, masterclasses, broadcasts, free online streaming of every film in their catalog.

Kartemquin Films concludes their Fall Showcase with a preview of three new documentaries on Friday, November 4th, 2016, (8pm) at ArcLight Cinemas Chicago, 1500 North Clybourn Avenue, 3rd Floor. For more information on Kartemquin Films, click here.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

By PATRICK McDONALD
Writer, Editorial Coordinator
HollywoodChicago.com
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© 2016 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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