January and movies go great together! January 06, 2010 13:37

We are pleased as punch! Showing at our Craftland Megaplex Cinema on January 15th is Faythe Levine's documentary HANDMADE NATION! Two screenings: 6pm and 8pm! Q+A with Faythe to follow the film. Tickets are $8 and include popcorn and one beverage! There are only 40 seats available for each screening so buy your tickets online now or stop into Craftland. 

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. 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 (and guest-curator) Faythe Levine for the Providence premier screening of Handmade Nation! Local artists featured in the film will also be present!