Kartemquin at 50

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"While American film culture has tended to be dominated by the glamour of Hollywood and the iconoclasm of New York, there have always been thriving communities of filmmakers pointing cameras at the diverse country in-between—out of the coastal spotlights but no less vital to the form. Few have been more essential than Kartemquin Films, the Chicago-based collective of nonfiction filmmakers engaged in, per their mission statement, 'developing documentary as a vehicle to deepen our understanding of society through everyday human drama.'" —Museum of the Moving Image