7th CUFF.Docs

November 2019

16th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 22-28, 2019

details

Documentary / Animation / Art / Female Filmmaker

Icelandic with English subtitles
18+ Licensed Screening
76 minutes

special guest

Skype Q&A with director Una Lorenzen

credits

Director
Una Lorenzen

Co-Directors  
Heather Millard, Thordur Jonsson

Producer                        
Heather Millard, Thordur Jonsson

Cinematographer                    
Iga Mikler

Screenwriters
Krishan Arora, Barbara Kingsolver

Music    
Örn Eldjarn    

Official Selection
yarnfilm.com

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@yarnmovie

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facebook.com/yarnthemovie

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Yarn

Iceland, 2016 : Alberta Premiere
Archives 2016
Special Guest!
None

description

Meet the artists who are redefining the tradition of knit and crochet, bringing yarn out of the house and into the world. Reinventing our relationship with this colorful tradition, YARN weaves together wool graffiti artists, circus performers, and structural designers into a visually-striking look at the women who are making a creative stance while building one of modern art's hottest trends.
 
Starting at the beginning – with the sheep and the grass – this colourful documentary travels across the globe to uncover the history of the craft, and women’s complex relationship to it.
 
A feminist art doc at its core, YARN explores the surge in popularity of knitting as a means of self-expression and a legitimate art form.

OFFICIAL SELECTION            
SXSW 2016
Göteborg Film Festival 2016
Vancouver International Film Festival 2016

DIRECTOR’S BIO
Una Lorenzen is an Icelandic filmmaker living in Montreal, Canada. She received her MFA in experimental animation at California Institute of the Arts. Her films have traveled widely to festivals and museums including SXSW, New York City’s New Museum (Nordic Outbreak 2013), Nordisk Panorama, Kro Art Gallery Vienna, Papaya Gyro Nights Hong Kong, Unsound music festival Poland and Artforum online.

press for Yarn

"A fanciful art doc for the craft-y among us."
- The Hollywood Reporter
"[YARN] reveals the edgy side of knitting."
- Elle Magazine