feature films

   The Homestretch

Three homeless teenagers brave Chicago winters, the pressures of high school, and life alone on the streets to build a brighter future. Against all odds, these kids defy stereotypes as they create new, surprising definitions of home - but can they recover from the traumas of abandonment and homelessness to build the future they dream of?  The film is a co-production of Spargel Productions, Kartemquin Films and Independent Television Service (ITVS), with funding provided by Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). The Homestretch premiered at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival in 2014, and will broadcast on Independent Lens in the spring of 2015.  For more information, and to view a trailer, visit the film's Official Website.


  Asparagus! (Stalking the American Life)

For 30 years, Oceana County Michigan has been the Asparagus Capital of the World. Now its spear-struck residents and family farms take on the U.S. War on Drugs, Free Trade and a Fast Food Nation, all to save their beloved roots.  This award-winning feature premiered at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in 2006, had its public television debut in 2008 and was released on DVD in 2009.


  The Girl With The Rivet Gun

An interactive new documentary project that will take you beyond the iconic “We Can Do It” poster girl and into the transformative journeys of real Rosie the Riveters from all walks of life.  Currently in development.