Coming to select theatres starting today, Thursday, January 8: MEN OF THE CLOTH
Vicki Vasilopoulos’ profile of master tailors had its world premiere at DOC NYC in 2013. Other screenings include Montclair, LA Femme, and Hamptons Take 2 Doc fests.
I previously wrote about the film for DOC NYC’s program, saying:
Italians Nino Corvato, Joe Centofanti, and Checchino Fonticoli are master tailors who have spent years perfecting all the skills necessary to construct flawless custom-made suits for their clients in NYC, Philadelphia and Penne, Italy, a fascinating process broken down step by step here. As they grow older, they fear their Old World knowledge will vanish with them. Enter Joe Genuardi, a tailoring apprentice who reflects the resurgence of popular interest in artisanal craftsmanship as an alternative to corporate mass production, providing hope for the future of the craft.