Film Editor, Producer and native Chicagoan Karen Lynn Weinberg‘s directorial debut Keep Talking is set to make its Chicago premiere at the Gene Siskel Film Center this Friday January 5, 2018. It is a documentary feature produced by Ten Trees Productions, Vision Maker Media and Kartemquin Films. Keep Talking follows a handful of Alaska Natives (mainly women) who are behind a vital movement to save the endangered language Alutiiq. The remote island of Afognak is the setting for their language camp where they inform, educate and teach Alutiiq to the Alaskan youth. Weinberg’s film, much in the spirit of Kartemquin’s exceptional documentaries, is an observed, clear and enlightening look at a struggle that is unfortunately underexposed.
Weinberg took the time to speak with Free Cinema Now in anticipation of her film’s upcoming special engagement at the Siskel Film Center, as part of its “Stranger Than Fiction” 2018 film series.