For her ambitious debut, documentary filmmaker Maria Finitzo followed five adolescent girls for two years, resulting in this authentic portrait of young women at a pivotal point in their...LEARN MORE.
AS GOES JANESVILLE
As Goes Janesville reports from ground zero of the recession-ridden heartland. When bankrupt General Motors shut down their century-old plant in Janesville, Wisconsin, in 2008...LEARN MORE.
AT THE DEATH HOUSE DOOR
From Kartemquin Films and the makers of Hoop Dreams comes this "impassioned portrait of a quest for truth" (The Chicago Tribune). Carroll Pickett served as minister to death row...LEARN MORE.
GOLUB / SPERO
Golub: Late Works Are the Catastrophes (88 mins.) is the final chapter in Kartemquin Films' chronicle of the life and times of American artist Leon Golub. It explores how the painter's images of...LEARN MORE.
HOME FOR LIFE
"An extraordinarily moving documentary" (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times), Home for Life depicts the experiences of two elderly people in their first month at a home for the aged. One...LEARN MORE.
Set in Chicago in 1967 at the height of the Vietnam War, this disarming, intimate, even fun piece of cinema verite finds two nuns moving through the city's densely populated streets...LEARN MORE.
From acclaimed Chicago filmmaking collective Kartemquin Films (Hoop Dreams) comes a collection of three important Labor Stories of the 1970s. These films not only allowed the workers...LEARN MORE.
LAST PULLMAN CAR, THE
In 1864, George Pullman began selling his famous railroad sleeping cars, which helped him build a vast industrial empire that was supposed to last forever. A model of the modern employer...LEARN MORE.
MAPPING STEM CELL RESEARCH
Terra Incognita is a feature-length documentary that tells the story of Dr. Jack Kessler, current chair of Northwestern University's Department of Neurology and Clinical Neurological...LEARN MORE.
MILKING THE RHINO
Many nature documentaries make the mistake of ignoring the villagers who live in Africa and navigate the dangers and costs of coexisting with wildlife. Two of the world's oldest...LEARN MORE.
NEW AMERICANS, THE
Kartemquin Films presents this International Documentary Association Award-winning nonfiction series that originally aired on PBS' Independent Lens. It chronicles four years in the lives of a...LEARN MORE.
PRISONER OF HER PAST
Imagine surviving a war, earthquake, flood, or other disaster only to be stricken by nightmares, paranoia, and a sense that it's happening over and over again. What would you do? Prisoner of Her...LEARN MORE.
From Kartemquin Films comes this "cautionary tale underscoring the harm wrought by ignorance" (Boston Herald). More specifically, it's a documentary about the mothers of children with...LEARN MORE.
Like Local 70 and HSA Strike - 75 before it, this two-part film is another ground-level documentary on blue collar strife from Kartemquin Films. Taylor Chain I (1980) chronicles the gritty realities...LEARN MORE.
VIETNAM LONG TIME COMING
In this "moving, sometimes understatedly harrowing" (N.Y. Times) documentary, able-bodied and disabled American and Vietnamese veterans participate in a 16-day, 1200-mile...LEARN MORE.