Once the centre of the New York bohemia, Greenwich Village now caters to the nouveau riche.  But one shop in the Village remains resilient: Carmine Street Guitars. There, Rick Kelly builds handcrafted guitars out of reclaimed wood from local buildings. Nothing looks or sounds quite like a Rick Kelly guitar, which is why they are embraced by the likes of Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, Patti Smith, Jim Jarmusch, just to name a few. Carmine Street Guitars captures five days in an all-too-quickly vanishing way of life.

 

 

Director: Ron Mann
Writer: Len Blum
Producer: Ron Mann
Cinematographers: John M. Tran, Becky Parsons
Editor: Robert Kennedy
Country: Canada
Runtime: 80 minutes