Carmine Street Guitars

Documentary | PG | 80 min.


Uptown Theatre 1 Sun, Oct 14, 2018 4:00 PM
Uptown Theatre 1 Fri, Oct 19, 2018 4:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2018
Rating:PG - coarse language
Production Country:Canada
Original Langauge:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Ron Mann
Cast:Rick Kelly
Cindy Hulej
Dorothy Kelly
Lenny Kaye
Produced By:Ron Mann
Screenwriter:Len Blum
Music By:The Sadies


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