175 Days to Love Chicago: Kartemquin KTQ Labs Spring Showcase

KTQ Spring Showcase May 16th 8pm at Gene Siskel Film Center

For the first time ever, Chicago’s Kartemquin Films (KTQ), creators of award-winning documentaries like The Interrupters and Hoop Dreams will be opening their KTQ Lab program to the public at the Kartemquin KTQ Lab Spring Showcase. This showcase of scenes from new Chicago-produced films is our 175 Days to Love Chicago pick for Tuesday, May 15.

Stills from the four films featured at Kartemquin KTQ Lab's Spring ShowcaseEnjoy rare first glimpses of new films currently in production from emerging talent as well as veterans such as Peabody-award winner Maria Finitzo. See exclusive premiere clips from four works-in-progress: Encounters With the Others by Maria Finitzo; Almost There by Dan Rybicky and Aaron Wickenden; Unbroken Glass by Dinesh Sabu; and The Trials of Muhammad Ali by Bill Siegel, and get a window into the creative process before having an opportunity to provide your feedback and shape the future of these important works through dialogue with the filmmakers.

Be the first to discover new films at the Kartemquin KTQ Lab Spring Showcase on Tuesday, May 16, 8pm at Gene Siskel Film Center (164 N. State St.) in The Loop. Tickets are $7-11. For more information, view our full event listing.

175 Days to Love Chicago celebrates Chicago’s 175th birthday with an exciting 175-day series of programs, promotions and fun history. Launching on the 175th anniversary of the city’s incorporation on March 4 and continuing through August 26, 2012, this cultural calendar offers visitors and residents exciting opportunities to explore Chicago every day. From special events to special packages at local hotels, the campaign showcases the breadth and vibrancy of Chicago’s cultural landscape. For more information, visit http://www.explorechicago.org/175days.

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