The Craft Film Festival 2018 will follow on from the inaugural festival from 2016. Northcity4 has obtained the rights to present the feature J. FRED WOELL: AN AMERICAN VISION. The film follows Woell for six years through his teaching at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and its mentorship programs, and places him in a rightfully significant place as one of the first craft artists who opened the door to using found objects to comment on the times. J. FRED WOELL: AN AMERICAN VISION captures the essence of a political artist who believed deeply in the power of the creative spirit.
Through interviews with historic and contemporary curators, artists and writers the film reveals much about Woell’s underlying convictions: to protect the environment, to respect all, particularly native peoples. His work calls upon all of us to make our world, our home, a better world.
We will screen the feature with a number of craft based short films.