Diverse Voices in Docs, a new professional development and mentorship program from Kartemquin Films invites emerging documentarymakers of color, to a free kick-off event at the Community Film Workshop of Chicago on 6200 South Drexel Avenue on November 8. Networking begins at 6:30 pm, informational program and discussion starts at 7:00 pm. Kartemquin filmmakers and staff and local community leaders attending.
“Our goal is to empower ordinary citizens in the use of media and to provide them access to resources to produce first-voice social issue documentaries,” explains Margaret Caples, Executive Director of the Community Film Workshop. “It is also imperative to distribute media made by and about people of color to an international audience to broaden the discussion on universal problems of inequities.” For more information, visit www.kartemquin.com/diversevoices.
After an almost 13-year hiatus, Leos Carax, director of the cult classic Pola X, is back with Holy Motors starring Denis Lavant and Eva Mendes. The French/English film opens on Friday, November 9 at Chicago’s Music Box Theatre on 373 North Southport. For show times, visit www.musicboxtheatre.com
Thankskilling 3, the sequel to the cult hit ThanksKilling screens one night only in Chicagoland at Gorilla Tango Theatre on 7924 Lincoln Avenue in Skokie. Directed by Jordan Downey, produced by Ricky Fosheim, and written by Kevin Stewart, Jordan Downey and Mike Will Downey, the film distributed by Gravitas Ventures stars Dan Usaj and Joe Hartzler. For more information on the movie, visit www.thankskillingmovies.com. Tickets for the 9:00 pm show on Friday, November 9, are $10 and are available at www.gorillatango.com.
In Evanston, Northwestern University’s Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art on 40 Arts Circle Drive is screening a variety of film series programs:
The New Documentaries series screens Somewhere Between (Linda Goldstein Knowlton, 2011, United States, video, 94 minutes) at 7:00 pm, on Thursday, November 1.
The Passport to Global Cinema series screens Sister (Ursula Meier, 2012, France and Switzerland, 35mm, 100 minutes) at 7:00 pm on Friday, November 2.
The New Documentaries series screens The Light in Her Eyes (Julia Meltzer and Laura Nix, 2011, United States and Syria, video, 85 minutes) at 7:00 pm on Thursday, November 8.
Revivals and Rediscoveries series screens Laura (Otto Preminger, 1944, United States, 35mm, 88 minutes) at 7:00 pm on Friday, November 9.
Art on Screen series screens The Photographers Bernd and Hilla Becher (Marianne Kapfer, 2010, German, video, 94 minutes) at 2:00 pm on Saturday, November 10 and Portrait of Wally (Andrew Shea, 2012, United States and Austria, video, 90 minutes) at 7:00 pm on Thursday, November 15.
Tickets are available one hour before showtime. For more information, call the
Block Cinema Hotline at (847) 491-4000 or visit the Block Cinema website at www.blockmuseum.northwestern.edu/block-cinema. For directions and parking information, visit www.blockmuseum.northwestern.edu/visit/directions-and-parking/index.html.