This is an 80 minute documentary movie directed by Faythe Levine and Sam Macon from the USA showing the quality & craftmanship of sign painting.
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. The documentary and book profiles sign painters young and old, from the new vanguard working solo to collaborative shops such as San Francisco’s New Bohemia Signs and New York’s Colossal Media’s Sky High Murals. Info about the movie and its makers can be found here: signpaintermovie.blogspot.com
The movie has screened a large number of times so far in the USA and Canada to great acclaim, and will now be screening in Melbourne (12/11) and Newcastle (28/11), followed by other capital and major cities around Australia.
6:00 pm: live demonstrations by two signwriters
7:00pm: movie starts