Carmine Street Guitars

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“Makes a case for creativity, community and the magic of the old ways.”
~The Globe and Mail

“A gentle, warm, immensely satisfying portrait.”
~Rolling Stone

About the Film

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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NOW PLAYING

6/10 Mon. 8:10p*

6/11 Tues. 8:10p*

6/12 Wed. 8:10p*

6/13 Thurs. 8:10p* (FINAL SHOW)

* Screens with the 2018 BendFilm Festival short film SOLE DOCTOR

Sole Doctor   (5 min. / directed by Paula Bernstein) - The story of George’s Shoe Repair, a family-owned shoe repair shop in Portland that has served the community for over 50 years. George is preparing to pass the store on to his son, Joshua, a former modern dancer. Mia, Joshua's young daughter, also learns the family trade.

Sole Doctor (5 min. / directed by Paula Bernstein) - The story of George’s Shoe Repair, a family-owned shoe repair shop in Portland that has served the community for over 50 years. George is preparing to pass the store on to his son, Joshua, a former modern dancer. Mia, Joshua's young daughter, also learns the family trade.