Director Ron Mann joins us for an introduction and post-screening Q&A on Friday, April 5 at 8:30pm!
Rick Kelly has been making custom guitars at his Greenwich Village shop for decades, using preserved and repurposed wood scavenged from historic New York buildings. His list of customers is legendary, and many — Patti Smith Group co-founder Lenny Kaye, Eleanor Friedberger, Charlie Sexton, Bill Frisell, director and part-time guitarist Jim Jarmusch — show up to perform, talk gear, and tell stories about everyone from Jimi Hendrix to Bob Dylan. Any excessive testosterone is offset by Kelly's apprentice, Cindy Hulej, who does amazing woodwork on her own creations, embellishing them with images of everything from the Traveling Wilburys to Bettie Page. It's a beautiful and uniquely emotional piece about fighting the cash nexus and trying to preserve history in the most immediate manner — and it's about guitars!
Friday, April 5
TIFF Bell Lightbox
350 King Street West,Reitman Square, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3X5