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Sparking democracy through documentary since 1966, Kartemquin is a collaborative community that empowers documentary makers who create stories that foster a more engaged and just society.
Our films have received four Academy Award® nominations and won several major prizes, including five Emmys® and two Peabody Awards. Recognized as a leading advocate for independent public media, Kartemquin has helped hundreds of artists via its filmmaker development programs.
Recent productions include 2019 Oscar® nominee Minding the Gap, and 2018 Oscar® nominees Abacus: Small Enough to Jail and Edith + Eddie, and 2018's best reviewed TV series, America to Me. Other recent productions include the Emmy-winning Life Itself, The Homestretch, The Interrupters, and The Trials of Muhammad Ali, the Dupont award-winning series Hard Earned; and Raising Bertie, All the Queen’s Horses, Keep Talking, and ‘63 Boycott.
Kartemquin is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization based in Chicago. www.kartemquin.com
Anonymous Artists of America
While touring the U.S. in a brightly painted school bus, the psychedelic rock collective Anonymous Artists of America stop to hold a performance at an alma mater, the University of Chicago. Inspired by LSD, the group once opened for the Grateful Dead and played at Ken Kesey’s infamous Acid Test Graduation. The band also feature one of the first analog synthesizers designed by Don Buchla. Kartemquin's Gordon Quinn is behind the camera, and in the audience are Jerry Temaner and his family.