Handmade Nation: the Christchurch premiere


It’s finally here! The Christchurch premiere of Handmade Nation: The Rise of DIY, Art, Craft, and Design, a documentary by Faythe Levine, is screening on Thursday 4 March.

Brought to you by Miss Millie, in association with Felt, this is sure to be a highlight on the 2010 Canterbury craft calendar, so don’t miss your chance to see Handmade Nation on the big screen. There is only one screening – be quick, get your ticket now!

Doors open at 7pm on Thursday 4 March at the Hollywood Cinema in Sumner – the movie will start at 7.30pm. Tickets are $20 per seat and your ticket price includes a glass of wine and nibbles on arrival. (Wine can only be served to those 18+ so please bring your ID if you think you might look underage).

Handmade Nation documents the new wave of art, craft and design that is capturing the attention of the nation. It is the feature film debut of director, author, artist and curator Faythe Levine. Levine traveled to 15 cities and covered more than 19,000 miles to interview artists, crafters, makers, curators and community members.

Today’s craft world has emerged as a synthesis of historical technique, punk culture, and the DIY ethos, also influenced by traditional handiwork, modern aesthetics, politics, feminism and art.

Director Faythe Levine captured the tightly knit community that exists through websites, blogs, and online stores that connect to the greater public through independent boutiques, galleries and craft fairs.

Interviews were conducted on-location in artist studios, homes, boutiques, offices and craft fairs, giving the public an exclusive and rarely seen look into the lives of these creative individuals.

“Levine gives us just enough to get your interest peaked and makes you want to blaze your own trail of entrepreneur fame.” — Meg Griggs, Salt Lake Underground

“The opening credits alone will make you so proud to be a creative, crafty person alive today.” — Sarah McColl, Pink of Perfection Blog

“The movements effect on mass culture may seem inevitable, but Levine also hopes to capture the intellectually provocative character of the artists and how they use craft to create awareness about social issues.” — Valli Herman, Los Angeles Times

Tickets are available here on Felt and will be sent you to by post so please double check that your postal address is correct when you complete your purchase. Screening time is 65 minutes.

Need transport but don’t have a car? Take the Number 3 bus direct to Sumner! Check out the timetable on Metro’s website.

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  1. [...] crafty Christchurch peeps, Handmade Nation is coming to town! For more details head over to the felt blog, or check out the trailer on youtube. Tickets are available through felt from Miss Millie. See you [...]

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