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Carmine Street Guitars – with Master Luthier Tom Ribbecke

Presented by California Film Institute and Downtown San Rafael Arts District at Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, San Rafael CA

Jul 27 2019
Carmine Street Guitars – with Master Luthier Tom Ribbecke

A trip back to a time of handmade guitars and the music community circa 1980s New York

In Person: Master Luthier Tom Ribbecke

From the reclaimed “bones of the city”, aka the centuries-old Adirondack pine that built old New York, woodworker Rick Kelly has been crafting original guitars since the late 1970s at Carmine Street Guitars in Greenwich Village, instruments which have been revered by aficionados like Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, Patti Smith, Jim Jarmusch, Bill Frisell, to name a few.

Ron Mann’s endearing documentary captures five days in the life of Kelly’s storied shop.

Director Ron Mann (US 2019) 80 min.


General  –  $11.75
Seniors (60 and over)  –  $8.50
Youth (12 and under)  –  $8.50

CFI Members  –  $7 (no service fee for tickets purchased online)

Contact: 415-454-1222


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Additional time info:

4:15 pm


  • Carmine Street Guitars Trailer


Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center

1118 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA 94901

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