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“Handmade Nation” at Craftland (01/15)

Handmade Nation at Craftland

Friday, January 15, 2010
Two screenings: 6pm and 8pm!

Seating begins 15 minutes prior to start time.
Q+A with director Faythe Levine to follow the film.

Tickets are $8 and include popcorn and one beverage!

Faythe Levine traveled 19,000 miles to visually document what has emerged as a marriage between historical technique, punk culture, and the D.I.Y. ethos. In HANDMADE NATION (along with the book of the same name, published by Princeton Architectural Press) she selected a variety of makers and essayists who work within different media and have different methodologies to provide a microcosm of the crafting community. Participants in this community share ideas and encouragement through websites, blogs, boutiques, galleries, and craft fairs. Together they have forged a new economy and lifestyle based on creativity, determination, and networking.

This “new wave of craft” is no longer just about cross-stitching samplers or painting floral scrolls on china. Instead, it has increased its realm to embrace an emerging movement of artists, crafters and designers working in traditional and nontraditional mediums to intervene in mass-market consumerism, to challenge the familiar and to attempt creative and economic freedom.

Join author and director Faythe Levine for the Providence premier screening of Handmade Nation! Local artists featured in the film will also be present!

Tickets purchased online will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail. If you would prefer to pick up tickets on the night of the show, please place your order by calling 401.272.4285.

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