Representatives From Kartemquin Films To Visit Adrian College

Exclusive viewing of ‘In the Family’ and panel discussion scheduled.

​ADRIAN, Mich. – Gordon Quinn and Justine Nagan, the artistic director and executive director of Kartemquin Films, will visit Adrian College on November 2, 2012. Kartemquin Films is a non-profit organization responsible for documentaries such as The Interrupters, Hoop Dreams and The New Americans. The films analyze society by examining and telling real stories.

During their planned visit, Quinn and Nagan will be teaching two master classes, touring campus and eating lunch with faculty and students. During the evening, they will be screening In the Family, their Emmy nominated film about genetic testing and cancer.

The event will begin with a reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:00 p.m. during which time attendees will view the movie. A panel discussion will follow at the conclusion of the film. This event is by invitation only, however, those interested in attending should contact Sheri Wilt at or via phone, 517.265.5161 ext. 4466.

The College has planned for a special media interview from 4:30 – 5:00 p.m. on November 2. Interested parties should contact Jennifer Compton via email, About The Representatives:

Gordon Quinn, Artistic Director and founding member of Kartemquin Films, has been making documentaries for over 45 years. His production credits include such award-winning and highly acclaimed films as Hoop Dreams; Vietnam, Long Time Coming; Golub; 5 Girls; Refrigerator Mothers, The New Americans, and Stevie. In 2011, two of his films, Prisoner of Her Past and A Good Man, aired nationally on PBS.

Quinn is a supporter of public and community media, and has served on the boards of several organizations. He encourages filmmakers to educate themselves on the tenets of the fair use doctrine, frequently speaking to the media, legal and educational communities about this fundamental right.

Justine Nagan is Kartemquin Films’ Executive Director and is an Executive Producer for several current and recent films with the company, including The Interrupters and As Goes Janesville. With Kartemquin, she directed Typeface (2009), and was Associate Producer on the Peabody award-winning Terra Incognita (2007).

Nagan is active in the media community and has sat on several boards and festival juries. She holds a Masters from the University of Chicago in the Humanities, and Bachelors from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

About Kartemquin Films:

In 1966, Kartemquin Films began making documentaries that examine and critique society through the stories of real people. Their documentaries, such as The Interrupters, Hoop Dreams and The New Americans, are among the most acclaimed of all time, leaving a lasting impact on millions of viewers.

Kartemquin Films is a home for independent media makers who seek to create social change through film. With a noted tradition of nurturing emerging talent and acting as a leading voice for independent media, Kartemquin is building on over 45 years of being Chicago’s documentary powerhouse. Kartemquin is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.