Carmine Street Guitars

CANADA
PRODUCED AND DIRECTED BY RON MANN
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: CARTER LOGAN, MICHAEL HIRSH
WRITER: LEN BLUM
MUSIC: THE SADIES
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: JOHN M TRAN, BECKY PARSONS
EDITOR: ROBERT KENNEDY
INTERNATIONAL SALES: THE MATCH FACTORY

WITH: ESZTER BALINT, CHRISTINE BOUGIE (BAHAMAS), NELS CLINE (WILCO), KIRK DOUGLAS (THE ROOTS), ELEANOR FRIEDBERGER, BILL FRISELL, DALLAS GOOD (THE SADIES), TRAVIS GOOD (THE SADIES), DAVE HILL, JAIME HINCE (THE KILLS), STEWART HURWOOD, JIM JARMUSCH (SQURL), LENNY KAYE (PATTI SMITH BAND), MARC RIBOT, CHARLIE SEXTON (BOB DYLAN BAND)

Once the centre 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 a day in the life of Carmine Street Guitars, while examining the history and changes of the colourful and storied neighbourhood of Greenwich Village.