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      Carmine Street Guitars

      Released Apr 24, 2019 1 hr. 20 min. Documentary Music TRAILER for Carmine Street Guitars: Trailer 1 List
      97% 38 Reviews Tomatometer 71% Fewer than 50 Ratings Audience Score Five days in the life of Carmine Street Guitars. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Nov 25 Buy Now

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      Whether you're a guitar lover, a student of New York City history, or simply interested in celebrating a deep commitment to craft, Carmine Street Guitars strikes a chord.

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      dave d It's a slice of history of New York. If you like guitars, music, New York, in any combination you'll probably enjoy Carmine Street Guitars. We meet owner Rick Kelly, and his apprentice. and shows how much passion the duo have for making, fixing and restoring guitars. I've often said watching passionate people about a subject you don't like can be illuminating, but this Canadian (yes that's right) documentary takes us through every piece of the guitar from start to finish. Kelly goes into great detail about which woods are right for each other and how he comes upon 18th century wood. It's lovely and flies by and has a distinctly NY feel! Final Score: 8.4/10 Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member I would love to give this a 3.5 but that would be me being bias. All in all this was a decent time passer. At times you can tell they are speaking from a script, which takes away from the natural feel of the place and the guitars. Other than that, the film doesn't really go anywhere, it's more of a "hey we make guitars from old wood salvaged from NY buildings, and we've been doing it since forever"... that's it. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Literally one of the worst movies I have watched. Contrived "conversations", third tier musicians, and no story arc. I felt like I was watching a cable access version of pawn stars. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member It's a very well made movie about a wonderful artist practicing rare craft. A must see piece! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member Good but painfully slow to watch at times. The pacing is too slow. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member 'Carmine Street Guitars' is a pleasant little documentary about a small guitar-making outfit in New York City's famed West Village but the conversations were a bit too scripted and the setups were a bit too contrived given the genre. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Adam Woodward Little White Lies Kelly might be a dying breed, but this feels like a lasting tribute. Rated: 3/5 Jun 26, 2020 Full Review Peter Bradshaw Guardian If a film had a smell, this one would be of sawdust, varnish and pure love. Rated: 4/5 Jun 26, 2020 Full Review Andrea Gronvall Chicago Reader Experiencing this documentary without encountering any advance hype is like stumbling into the cozy Greenwich Village shop of the title: it's a ride down the rabbit hole to a world of unexpected and singular pleasures. Mar 14, 2020 Full Review Edward Porter Sunday Times (UK) Ron Mann's observational documentary provides a similar refuge. Even its contrivances are comforting. Rated: 4/5 Jun 29, 2020 Full Review Jamie East The Sun (UK) Some documentaries make you angry, others make you change your mind on something you didn't even know you had an opinion on. Others, like Carmine Street Guitars, just fill you with an overwhelming sense of tranquillity and joy. Rated: 4/5 Jun 26, 2020 Full Review Sarah Cook HeyUGuys The film not only procures an appreciation for music and handcrafted art, but also an admiration for the resilience of small shops surrounded by grand skyscrapers and builds. Rated: 3/5 Jun 25, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Five days in the life of Carmine Street Guitars.
      Director
      Ron Mann
      Executive Producer
      Michael Hirsh, Carter Logan
      Screenwriter
      Len Blum
      Distributor
      Abramorama
      Production Co
      Sphinx Productions
      Genre
      Documentary, Music
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Apr 24, 2019, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 22, 2020
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $44.0K
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