Homespun is a curated series of short documentary films profiling unique individuals around the metro Atlanta area. Partnered by the Atlanta Film Festival, the series features local filmmakers who highlight the characters and neighborhoods that give Atlanta its distinctive culture. Through these individual character studies, Atlanta will be revealed as the Homespun phenomenon it has become.
There is no doubt that the arts scene in Atlanta is thriving. Any native Atlantan can tell you that our streets are exploding with art—from colorful murals lining our underpasses, to community-inspired and public-transportation projects, to a multitude of galleries featuring a wide range of performance and visual craft. This installment of Homespun will showcase a few of the artists working in and around the metro area who bring their innovative and sometimes homegrown creations to our city.
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Directed by Alex Zhuravlov & Arkia Jahani
The film focuses on The LOW Museum, located in downtown Atlanta. The gallery was created by three artists who've turned their residential home into an exhibition space. The LOW is dedicated to cultural undercurrents and underground art scenes in the city. The gallery founders visit WRAS 88.5 college radio station to discuss their mission and to learn more about the station's current situation. The following day Jordan Stubbs presents his work "You Tell Me" at the LOW; a collection of interactive sculptural installations that are made from found objects.
Inside the Abyss
Directed by Adrienne Lee
"Inside The Abyss" is an exploration of human character. Danny Abyss is a young, ambitious and up-and-coming tattoo artist from Atlanta, Georgia. He firmly believes in dedication and living his life to the fullest potential. Danny's beliefs are revealed through the sacrifices he makes to grow as a tattoo artist, the people he encounters, and his unwavering commitment to his craft.
Directed by Whitney Reed
Kyle “BlackCatTips” Brooks is a neofolk artist living in Atlanta, GA. A painter for over 15 years, Brooks has become a mainstay in the Atlanta art scene. While his work follows in the folk tradition by speaking to contemporary issues, his inspiration comes from the things he sees everyday—bugs, animals, and odd Atlanta folk walking down the road. Many of his commissioned pieces can be seen in storefront windows, restaurants and metro homes; but Atlantans are also just as likely to see one of his whimsical paintings nailed to a utility pole in an East Atlanta neighborhood.