Event Details


Time: April 23, 2010 to April 29, 2010
Location: The Downtown Independent
Street: 251 S. Main St.
City/Town: Los Angeles
Website or Map: http://handmadenationmovie.co…
Phone: 213-617-1033
Event Type: film, documentary, diy, art, craft, independent
Organized By: Downtown Independent
Latest Activity: Apr 26, 2010

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Event Description

23 - 29 April:
Fri 4/23: 8.00
Sat 4/24: 1.20, 4.45
Sun 4/25: 1.20, 4.45, 8.00
Mon 4/26: 4.45
Tue 4/27: 4.45
Wed 4/28: 5.45
Thur 4/29: 8.00

dir. Faythe Levine
USA, 2009, digital, 65 min

"It's a gentle, enlightening film, with great respect and admiration for its genial subjects that easily spills over to the viewer." - Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times

"As Levine’s interviews skip haphazardly from city to city, from craft to craft, a vivid collage portrait begins to emerge." - Devin D. O’Leary, Alibi.com

Handmade Nation documents a movement of artists, crafters and designers that recognize the marriage between historical techniques, punk and DIY (do it yourself) ethos while being influenced by traditional handiwork, modern aesthetics, politics, feminism and art. Fueled by the common thread of creating, Handmade Nation explores a burgeoning art community that is based on creativity, determination and networking.

In 2006 first time director Faythe Levine traveled to 15 cities, interviewing 80 individuals. Levine captured the virtually tight-knit community that exists through websites, blogs and online stores and connects to the greater public through independent boutiques, galleries and craft fairs. Interviews were also conducted in artist studios and homes of the featured makers.

Companion book available for purchase!

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