MEDIA SPONSOR EVENT: WBEZ is a media sponsor for Kartemquin Films. Kartemquin Films, the award-winning Chicago-based documentary not-for-profit behind films such as Hoop Dreams and Minding the Gap, will honor documentary legend and three-time Academy Award nominee Julia Reichert at the organization’s 2019 Empowering Truth Benefit Luncheon on October 29th at Chicago’s The Standard Club. Reichert will be present to accept the award.
The event will also include an exclusive attendees-only sneak peek of the newest in-progress film by two-time Academy Award nominee director Steve James, as well as highlight the new works coming out of Kartemquin’s filmmaker development programs. Recipients of Kartemquin’s funding initiative, the KTQ Collaborative: Granting Program, will also be announced at the event.
Registration begins at 11:30am and the event program runs 12pm-1:15pm.