Carmine Street Guitars

A film by Ron Mann. In Eng­lish with Ger­man sub­tit­les.

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Once the cen­ter 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, and some vir­tuo­so per­for­man­ces, the film cap­tures five days in the life of one shop in the heart of Green­wich Vil­la­ge that remains resi­li­ent to the all-too-quick­ly vanis­hing way of life.

This film is dedi­ca­ted to Jona­than Dem­me.

 

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USA 2018, 81 Min., engl. OmU
Regie: Ron Mann
Buch: Len Blum
Kame­ra: Becky Par­sons, John M. Tran
Schnitt: Robert Ken­ne­dy

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