Friday, October 2, 2009

Catch the Seattle Premiere of Handmade Nation


Urban Craft Uprising is proud to be a sponsor for the Seattle screening of Faythe Levine's documentary, Handmade Nation on October 10th and 11th at the Northwest Film Forum. In addition to an awesome film, look for giveaways and other exciting activities on opening night.

First-time filmmaker Faythe Levine takes crafting seriously. So do the 80-some people she interviews in her well-crafted (pun intended) documentary about the growing art community that coheres around a belief in DIY skill and resourceful creativity. Many members of the indie crafting community spent their childhoods at flea markets, yard sales and thrift stores. Levine journeyed 19,000 miles around the country to discover what these crafters are up to today: selling mittens as band merchandise, knitting sweaters around street signs and networking with each other online, in stores and at craft fairs. This is a compelling look at the exuberant world of contemporary crafting.

"Their energy is infectious, which is why I call D.I.Y. the punk rock of the craft world." --Penelope Green, NY Times

Buy tickets now at http://www.nwfilmforum.org/live/page/calendar/1033.

This event will be in conjunction with the annual Plush You! show. This year Plush You! will be held at Schmancy, Nancy and Fancy (one of our sponsors), Oct. 9th and then at Bluebottle Art Gallery and The Anne Bonny on Oct. 10th. Don't miss any of these events!

October 11th you can also join Faythe for happy hour at Vermillion after her second screening at the Northwest Film Forum from 6-7pm. Sponsored by Grassroots Business Association.

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