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Carmine Street Guitars

96% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes

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, the film captures five days in the life of Carmine Street Guitars, while examining an all-too-quickly vanishing way of life.

"Mann is the hipster fly on the wall, just happy to be there and drink it all in - and to share the joy of the experience with us."

Peter Howell, Toronto Star

"a one-of-a-kind documentary that exudes a gentle, homespun magic."

Owen Gleiberman, Variety

"The subject is so interesting, and the music played by these people is so gorgeous."

Sheila O'Malley, RogerEbert.com

Movie Info

Directed by Ron Mann
80 Minutes

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REAL ART WAYS MEMBERS: $6
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