Last Saturday Gordon Quinn visited the Juvenile Injustice-Criminalization of Youth in Palestine and Chicago luncheon. The event was sponsored by The Arab Jewish Partnership for Peace and Justice in the Middle East and featured speakers Sahar Francis, Bernadine Dohrn and Emmanuel Andre.
Siegel and Quinn also share their challenges while making the film.
The Trials of Muhammad Ali will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival today.
I think purity can become a dead end. In other words, we saw how important emotion was in changing people’s minds [about a subject]. What we saw with Hoop Dreams was that if you could really get someone, grab them by the heart, and create that emotional power, then you can reach out to audiences who aren’t already sympathetic necessarily to your characters.
Gordon Quinn, Co-founder and Artistic Director of Kartemquin Films
Leaflet from a 1980 Italian screening of Taylor Chain. Students translated the films into Italian from the English scripts and then “live read” the subtitles in Italian as the film played.