Carmine Street Guitars
Director: Ron Mann
Section: World Cinema
Country: Canada | Year: 2018
Language(s): English | Time: 80 mins
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. Featuring a cast of prominent musicians and artists, the documentary captures five days in the life of Carmine Street Guitars, while examining an all-too-quickly vanishing way of life.
Ron Mann is one of Canada’s foremost documentary filmmakers. Mann established his international reputation while in his 20s with a series of award-winning theatrical documentaries, including Imagine the Sound (1981), Poetry in Motion (1982), Comic Book Confidential (1988), Twist (1992), and Grass (1999). He’s has also acted as executive producer on such documentaries as Brakhage (1998), Examined Life (2008), Mighty Uke (2010), among others. In 2002, Ron also founded FILMS WE LIKE, a boutique distributor of documentary, independent and international films in Canada. Beginning with Sam Green and Bill Siegel's The Weather Underground (2002), FILMS WE LIKE has released over 300 films and counting.