Carmine Street Guitars

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 salvaged wood from old historic NY buildings. 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.

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Ron Mann



Director: Ron Mann
Executive Producer: Carter Logan, Michael Hirsh
Producer: Ron Mann
Screenwriter: Len Blum
Cinematographer: John M Tran, Becky Parsons
Editor: Robert Kennedy
Production Designer: Craig Small
Sound Designer: Ted Rosnick
Music: The Sadies
Principal Cast: Rick Kelly, Cindy Hulej, Dorothy Kelly, Jim Jarmusch, Bill Frisell, Charlie Sexton, Nels Cline, Marc Ribot, Kirk Douglas, Eleanor Friedberger


Public Film Contact
Ron Mann
Sphinx Productions
(416) 971-9131
Publicity Contact
Janice Roland
212.445.7100 x112
Sales Agent
Match Factory
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2018
Genre: Music
Screening Section: 24 Beats Per Second
Screening Category: Documentary Feature
Country: ["Canada"]
Language: English
Runtime: 80:00 mins