Oct 10 - Oct 11, 2009
(Faythe Levine, USA, 2009, DigiBeta, 65 min)
Discussion with director Faythe Levine with a panel of local indie crafters after both 1pm screenings
First-time filmmaker Faythe Levine takes crafting seriously. So do the 80-some people she interviews in her well-crafted (pun intended) documentary about the growing art community that coheres around a belief in DIY skill and resourceful creativity. Many members of the indie crafting community spent their childhoods at flea markets, yard sales and thrift stores. Levine journeyed 19,000 miles around the country to discover what these crafters are up to today: selling mittens as band merchandise, knitting sweaters around street signs and networking with each other online, in stores and at craft fairs. This is a compelling look at the exuberant world of contemporary crafting.
“Their energy is infectious, which is why I call D.I.Y. the punk rock of the craft world.” —Penelope Green, NY Times
Watch the trailer:
And be sure to check out Plush You! after you watch Handmade Nation