Carmine Street Guitars

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    Carmine Street Guitars

    Directed by

    Canada, USA

    2018

    80 min

    • English

    Documentary

      TIFF Docs - Toronto IFF

    Once the centre of the New York bohemia, Greenwich Village is now home to lux restaurants, and buzzer door clothing stores catering to the nouveau riche. But one shop in the heart of the Village remains resilient to the encroaching gentrification: Carmine Street Guitars. There, custom guitar maker Rick Kelly and his young apprentice Cindy Hulej, build handcrafted guitars out of reclaimed wood from 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 Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, Patti Smith, Jim Jarmusch, just to name a few. Featuring a cast of prominent musicians and artists, the film captures five days in the life of Carmine Street Guitars, while examining an all-too-quickly vanishing way of life.

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Rick Kelly
    Cindy Hulej
    Dorothy Kelly
    Screenplay
    Len Blum
    Cinematography
    John M Tran
    Becky Parsons
    Editing
    Robert Kennedy
    Music
    The Sadies
    Sales
    THE MATCH FACTORY
    Production
    SPHINX PRODUCTIONS
    Ron Mann

    Ron Mann

    Canada

    Ron Mann was born in 1959 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is a producer and director, known for GRASS (1999), COMIC BOOK CONFIDENTIAL (1988) and GO FURTHER (2003).

    Selected Filmography