Handmade Nation Vancouver Premiere... and GIVEAWAY!

This is not something that Canadians are "supposed" to say, but I've been jealous of the States.

Ever since the Handmade Nation documentary started making the rounds of the USA, I've been hoping that it would travel north, cross the 69th parallel, and be screened in Canada. Specifically, in Vancouver.

Well, I am jealous no more! Handmade Nation premieres in Vancouver this July!

Handmade Nation Vancouver Premiere
Thursday, July 9th, 2009
Rio Theatre, 1660 East Broadway @ Commercial Drive
Craft Showcase at 7:00pm
Screening at 8:00pm

Go here for details and to buy tickets.

But wait, there's more. This not just a screening -- the movie will be preceed by a craft market full of local talent, plus filmmaker Faythe Levine herself will be there for a Q&A after the movie, along with a book signing for the companion book, Handmade Nation: The Rise of D.I.Y., Art, Craft, and Design, co-authored by Cortney Heimerl.

In case you couldn't tell, I super-excited about this event.

I'm also super-excited to announce that I have a pair of tickets to give away!

To enter, just leave a comment below by June 30th. I'll draw a winner at random on July 1st.

Big thanks to Andrea and Rob, for organizing all of this. They're the fab duo from Lotus Events, who also organize the Got Craft? and Got Craft? Bite Sized shows.

To find out more about Handmade Nation, check out their website. Poppytalk also ran a great interview with Faythe a while ago.

And last but not least, here's the trailer!

lesley  – (June 19, 2009)  

oh i can't wait to see this! such fun...would love to win tickets, but i'd better buy some too, just in case ;)

bronwen  – (June 19, 2009)  

I can't wait to see this!! Some truly talented folks are involved!

Smashichist  – (June 19, 2009)  

Oh Canada. Sounds like a fabulous time. It would be a blast to get away and meet some of the best creatives out there!

colene  – (June 19, 2009)  

yay, really can't wait for this.

Susie  – (June 19, 2009)  

hey siobhan, i'm totally looking forward to this, too. bought tickets as soon as they opened the sales :) degan and i are going; we should get seats together!

Momoko  – (June 19, 2009)  

Very exciting! Definitely looking forward to seeing it.=)

Gwen –   – (June 21, 2009)  

Oh! I can't go, but I'm pretty sure the rest of my family would be game!

Lili  – (June 23, 2009)  

It's going to be so much fun!

Firefly Notes  – (June 23, 2009)  

looking forward to it!!

Miss B  – (June 23, 2009)  

Exciting! I love documentaries and I love DIY, how can I go wrong?

a Cagey Bee  – (June 24, 2009)  

Me me me! I really want to go, but it's a bit of a stretch for the old budget right now as we're trying to plan other family getaways.

Crossing my fingers...


Sheila  – (June 25, 2009)  

I'm eager to see this too! I hope you pick me!!

Faye  – (June 29, 2009)  

wow! a documentary showcasing talented crafters that i've only read about through their blogs! such inspiration!

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