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The Sign Painter Movie

Friday, June 7th, 2013 and Saturday, June 8th, 2013
doors 6:30pm | screening 7:30pm | Q+A to follow
$20.00 in advance | $25.00 at the door (19+ to attend)
The Rio Theatre 1660 East Broadway @ Commercial Drive, Vancouver (BC)
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There was a time, as recently as the 1980s, when storefronts, murals, banners, barn signs, billboards, and even street signs were all hand-lettered with brush and paint. But, like many skilled trades, the sign industry has been overrun by the techno-fueled promise of quicker and cheaper. The resulting proliferation of computer-designed, die-cut vinyl lettering and inkjet printers has ushered a creeping sameness into our landscape. Fortunately, there is a growing trend to seek out traditional sign painters and a renaissance in the trade."

In 2009, we brought Faythe Levine to Vancouver for Western Canada's premiere of Handmade Nation. We are thrilled to bring her back, along with filmmaker and co-director Sam Macon, to screen their new documentary, The Sign Painter Movie! Sign Painters, the first anecdotal history of the craft, features the stories of more than two dozen sign painters working in cities throughout the United States.

Join us for the Canadian premiere of The Sign Painter Movie with Faythe Levine and Sam Macon on Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th at the Rio Theatre in Vancouver (BC). Limited seating available. Tickets are $20 in advance / $25 at the door.  If you love handmade, typography, and the art of hand painted signs; you will not want to miss this event! View the trailer below ...