The mystique of Greenwich Village as a haven for bohemians, artists, and musicians lives on at Carmine Street Guitars in this film by Ron (COMIC BOOK CONFIDENTIAL, POETRY IN MOTION, GRASS, ALTMAN, etc) Mann.
Woodstock – Saturday August 17 – 2:30 matinee IN PERSON: Ron Mann … Also: Rick Kelly and Cindy Hulej of Carmine St Guitars…($11 & $9 upstatefilms’ members) Buy advance tkts
In the Village, surrounded by lux restaurants, and buzzer door clothing stores catering to the well-to-do, custom guitar maker Rick Kelly and his young apprentice Cindy Hulej, build handcrafted guitars out of reclaimed wood from New York’s old hotels, bars, churches and other local buildings. Nothing looks or sounds quite like a Rick Kelly guitar, which is the reason they are embraced by the likes of Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith Band), Kirk Douglas (The Roots), Eleanor Friedberger, Nels Cline (shopping for Wilco bandmate Jeff Tweedy), jazz guitarists Bill Frisell and Marc Ribot, and filmmaker/composer Jim Jarmusch. not to mention Bob Dylan, Patti Smith. Featuring some virtuoso performances, the film captures five days in the life of a shop in the heart of Greenwich Village that remains resilient to the all-too-quickly vanishing way of life.
“A love letter… to the art of crafting a damn fine Stratocaster, to taking pride in your work and to finding a place for freaks and misfits to call home.” – David Fear, Rolling Stone
(Canada / 2019 / Directed by Ron Mann)
ur / 1 hr 20 mins.