Watch Trailer For ‘Carmine Street Guitars’

A film by Ron Mann (Comic Book Confidential, Grass, Twist)
Featuring: Rick Kelly, Cindy Hulej and Dorothy Kelly
With appearances by: Eszter Balint, Christine Bougie, Nels Cline, Kirk Douglas, Eleanor Friedberger, Bill Frisell, Dallas and Travis Good, Dave Hill, Jaime Hince, Stuart Hurwood, Jim Jarmusch, Lenny Kaye, Marc Ribot and Charlie Sexton

Once the center 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 reclaimed wood from old hotels, bars, churches and other local buildings. Nothing looks or sounds quite like a Rick Kelly guitar, which is the reason they are embraced by the likes of Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, Patti Smith, Jim Jarmusch, just to name a few.

Featuring a cast of prominent musicians and artists, and some virtuoso performances, the film captures five days in the life of one shop in the heart of Greenwich Village that remains resilient to an all-too-quickly vanishing way of life. In theaters April 24th.

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