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LIFE ITSELF Snubbed by Oscars
LIFE ITSELF Snubbed by Oscars

Once again, it's all about Siskel and Ebert in Chicago. It’s a bittersweet day for Chicago's documentary community as the critically acclaimed exploration of the ...

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AWARD SEASON APPROACHES: The Best Documentary Feature Oscar race continues and two Chicago-made docs are in the running. Out of 134 submissions, 15 films have ...

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Jury Duty for Quinn
Jury Duty for Quinn

The Sundance Institute has announced the members of the six juries awarding prizes at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Kartemquin's Artistic Director and Co-founder Gordon ...

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IS THERE A SOLUTION TO INNERCITY VIOLENCE? Joe Black’s CHICAGO: MY BLOCK, MY RESPONSIBILITY documents the transformation of a Chicago area considered to have the ...

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The big news in the Midwest documentary world is the upcoming premiere of THE SCHOOL PROJECT, a collaboration between Free Spirit Media, Kartemquin Films, Kindling ...

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Loading Doc: Help Ignite Detroit Doc
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Connie York is currently working on the third DETROIT ON FIRE, a documentary film series about the many problems surrounding urban fires in Detroit. She ...

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BROADCASTING BURRELL: Jonathan Ashley first worked with Tom Burrell, a hugely successful Chicago advertising executive, on a freelance project while he attended Howard University. Several ...

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Kartemquin Joins SAVING MES AYNAK
Kartemquin Joins SAVING MES AYNAK

BUDDHAS GET LOCAL BOOST Kartemquin Films has announced a new production with Chicago-based filmmaker Brent Huffman. SAVING MES AYNAK is a documentary film currently in ...

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