RON MANN’S latest feature documentary CARMINE STREET GUITARS is an intimate portrait of the fabled Greenwich Village guitar shop. There, custom guitar maker RICK KELLY and his young apprentice CINDY HULEJ build handcrafted guitars out of salvaged wood from historic New York 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, just to name a few.
Featuring a cast of prominent musicians, the film captures five days in the life of Carmine Street Guitars, while examining an all-too-quickly vanishing way of life.
RON MANN (ALTMAN, GRASS, COMIC BOOK CONFIDENTIAL) is renowned for his genre-bending approach to documentary cinema that explores art forms and contemporary popular culture with vision and verve. CARMINE STREET GUITARS is Mann’s 10th feature documentary. The film will have its world premiere at the 75th Venice Film Festival, 2018.
THE MOVIE NETWORK AND THE MATCH FACTORY PRESENT
A SPHINX PRODUCTIONS FILM “CARMINE STREET GUITARS”
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS CARTER LOGAN, MICHAEL HIRSH
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY JOHN MINH TRAN, BECKY PARSONS
SOUND RECORDIST MICHAEL GUGGINO SOUND DESIGN TED ROSNICK
MUSIC SCORE THE SADIES
EDITOR ROBERT KENNEDY WRITTEN BY LEN BLUM
PRODUCED AND DIRECTED BY RON MANN
PRODUCED IN ASSOCIATION WITH BELL MEDIA, TELEFILM CANADA AND THE ROGERS GROUP OF FUNDS THROUGH THE THEATRICAL DOCUMENTARY PROGRAM AND WITH THE PARTICIPATION OF THE ONTARIO MEDIA DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION AND THE CANADIAN FILM OR VIDEO PRODUCTION TAX CREDIT
RICK KELLY, CINDY HULEJ, DOROTHY KELLY
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 (SQÜRL), LENNY KAYE (PATTI SMITH BAND), MARC RIBOT, CHARLIE SEXTON (BOB DYLAN BAND)