Gordon Quinn

Gordon Quinn is one of the founders of Kartemquin Films in Chicago and part of the team that produced HSA Strike ’75 (Kartemquin, 1975). He has been making films for over fifty years, producing and directing over thirty films, currently executive producing all Kartemquin productions. Kartemquin’s best known film, Hoop Dreams (1994), executive produced by Gordon, was released theatrically to unprecedented critical acclaim. As executive producer, his projects include Minding the Gap (2019), America to Me, Edith+Eddie (2018), Keep Talking and Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2018). A long-time supporter of public media and community-based independent media groups, Gordon has served on the boards of the National Coalition of Public Broadcast Producers, the Citizens Committee on the Media, the Chicago Access Corporation, the Illinois Humanities Council, the Public Square Advisory Committee, and the Illinois Advisory Committee to the US Commission on Civil Rights.