Wednesday, March 04, 2009

I'm in Australia!

I am a bit behind in blogging land due to all the travels, colds and taking care of business here and there! But I have a lot of news to share with you including reminders about quickly approaching screenings and lectures as well as the fantastic piece on the PBS website yesterday Art Beat: Common Threads, online News Hour with Jim Lehrer

Screenings & lectures next week:

San Francisco, March 11th
(Director Faythe Levine will sadly not be present)
San Francisco Film Society presents the SF360 Film + Club
Handmade Nation Doors at 7, movie starts at 7:3o
Mezzanine, 444 Jessie Street
Tickets are $8 for SFFS members and $12 for non-members and are available here.

Melbourne, Australia, March 11-15th
(Director Faythe Levine will be in attendance)
Presented by the Stitches & Craft Show
March 11-15: Melbourne, Australia premiere!

Melbourne, Australia March 13th 6-7pm
Presented by Craft Victoria
Cost $8 Craft Victoria Members; $15 Non-Members

Faythe Levine lecture: Craftivism: Reclaiming Craft & Creating Community
Artist, director, author and filmmaker Faythe Levine will lead a visual discussion about the background on the politics of handmade as it stands today. Within a world of mass production, globalized economy, and extreme materialism, what does crafting something by hand mean? Where does craft find itself today? Visual examples of the politics of handmade focusing on political crafters from the DIY/Indie/New Wave of Craft movement including Knitta, Stephanie Syjuco (AntiFactory, Counterfeit Crochet Project), Kate Bingaman-Burt (Obsessive Consumption) and Betsy Greer (Craftivism).
Length 60 minutes plus Q&A

Melbouren, Australia March 16th, 6pm
Presented by Craft Victoria
Cost $15 Craft Victoria Members; $25 Non-Members

Faythe Levine, Handmade Nation Workshop: Highlighting the Politics of Craft
Immerse yourself in the politics of handmade. Whether you have never been introduced to the power that can be wielded by craft or if you are a seasoned veteran living a DIY lifestyle, come join the discussion led by Faythe Levine, Director and co-author of Handmade Nation. Each participant will create his or her own embroidery while discussion is stimulated by a series of handouts, photographs and two screenings of political craft in motion.

1 comment:

styler said...

OMG so close to New Zealand
has anyone invited you here?

or have you considered submitting the film for the international film festival?

i would do anything to see your film over here in the land of kiwis