Mark your calendars for Tuesday November 3rd for a Tuesday night special film screening!
Spins & Needles, in partnership with the Ontario Crafts Council, are proud to present the Ottawa premiere and first screening of Handmade Nation, a documentary about the rise of DIY, art, craft and design. Directed by Faythe Levine.
Seating is limited. Lounging/dance party to follow at 10:00 p.m.
When: Tuesday November 3. Doors at 7:00 p.m., screening at 8:00 p.m., dance party at 10:00 p.m.
Where: Mercury Lounge (56 Byward Market Square)
About the film:
The 65-minute movie documents a movement of artists, crafters and designers that recognize a marriage between historical techniques, punk and DIY (do it yourself) ethos while being influenced by traditional handiwork, modern aesthetics, politics, feminism and art. It includes interviews with more than 50 artists in 15 American cities who explain how the new wave of craft forges a new economy, lifestyle and burgeoning art community that is based on creativity, determination and networking.
Here’s some reviews of the movie:
“The movement’s effect on mass culture may seem inevitable, but Levine also hopes to capture the intellectually provocative character of the artists and how they use craft to create awareness about social issues.” — Valli Herman –Los Angeles Times, July 2008
“Levine’s subjects are independent-minded folks who’ve taken up DIY mantle passed down from generations gone by, valuing the handmade over mass-produced and craft over convenience. ” — Rachael Maddux — Paste Magazine, January16, 2009
Hope to see you there!