SIGN PAINTERS (OFFICIAL TRAILER) from samuel j macon on Vimeo.

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“Sign Painters,” which has been put together with equal parts affection and skill by directors Faythe Levine and Sam Macon, is fresh and passionate and unexpected. 
-Mark Feeney, Boston Globe

 "The documentary accomplishes what many films that consist of mostly talking heads do not. Through the individual stories, a larger narrative surfaces about this art form and its fate over time. In many ways, it is more than that. It is a cautionary tale about the head-long rush into a technology-driven time and a meditation on what’s lost along the way. It is a reminder to look around and recognize the physical history in our presence every day." 

-Mary Louise Schumacher, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


SCREENINGS + EVENTS: 2013
For screening inquiries please email: signpaintermovie@gmail.com


2014 PROGRAMING

JANUARY 9
Hamburg, Germany 
Directors will not be in attendance 
Details + ticket info here 

JANUARY 14
Luxembourg
Directors will not be in attendance 
Details + ticket info here 

JANUARY 16
Des Moines, IA
7pm, Des Moines Art Center  Levitt Auditorium
Presented by the Des Moines Art Center in partnership with AIGA  Iowa, the professional association for design, and ADAI, Art Directors Association of Iowa.
Directors will not be in attendance 

JANUARY 21
Wichita, KS
6:30pm at the CAC Theatre at Wichita State University
AIGA Wichita Presents Sign Painters Movie for AIGA 100 Event
Details + ticket info here 

FEBRUARY  5TH [SOLD OUT] + 6TH [SOLD OUT] + 7TH
London UK
7:30pm  The Roxy Bar & Screen
Directors will not be in attendance
Details + ticket info here

FEBRUARY 8
Copenhagen, Denmark
Details + ticket info here
Directors will not be in attendance

FEBRUARY 13
Denton, TX
Thin Line Fest
Directors will not be in attendance
Details here

FEBRUARY 17 
Warsaw, Poland
Dom Towarowy Braci Jabłkowskich
Details here. Directors not in attendance, American sign painter Mike Meyer will be at the Q&A

FEBRUARY 14-23
Beloit, WI
Beloit International Film Festival 
Details here 

FEBRUARY 27
Raleigh, NC
Rialto Theatre
presented by AIGA Raleigh Fresh Cut Films

Details + info here

FEBRUARY 26-28
Cape Town, South Africa
Design Indaba FilmFest 2014
Directors will not be in attendance + details TBA 

MARCH 6
Zumbrota MN
7:30pm State Theatre, 96 East 4th Street
Directors will not be in attendance but Sign Painter Mike Meyer will be there for a Q&A

MARCH 7
Canberra- ACT, screening at University of Canberra (UC)
University of Canberra, Bruce, ACT
9A1 (building 9, level A, room 1), map here

Additional details here
Directors will not be in attendance

MARCH 11
Bologna, Italy
Cinema Europa 
Presented by Housatonic and muschi&licheni design network, Sfera Cubica and Kinodromo with
calligrapher Luca Barcellon. 
Directors will not be in attendance

MARCH 14
Tasmania, Australia
7:30 Courtyard Cinema
Details + tickets here
Directors will not be in attendance 

MARCH 15/16
Albuquerque, NM
1pm Guild Cinema  
Presented as a part of 516 Arts Heart of the City Special Events 
Directors will not be in attendance

MARCH 25
Montreal, Canada
Doors 5pm, Screening 8pm
Phi Center, Presented by the Société des Designers Graphiques du Québec

Directors will not be in attendance  

MARCH 26
Quebec city, Canada
Doors 5pm, Screening 8pm

Le Cercle, Presented by the Société des Designers Graphiques du Québec
Directors will not be in attendance 


MARCH 30
Cleveland, OH
4pm, Capitol Theater
Details + tickets here

Directors will not be in attendance. Presented by Painters & Allied Trades District Council 6 - Local 639 

APRIL4
Buffalo, NY
Small Press Book Fair

7:30pm Western New York Book Arts Center presented by thee Buffalo Small Press Book Fair 
Directors will not be in attendance

APRIL 16
Omaha, Nebraska
7pm The Slowdown
Presented by AIGA
 
Directors will not be in attendance 

APRIL 21
Ogden, UT
7pm Peery's Egyptian Theater
Free & open to the public, details here 
Director Faythe Levine will be in attendance

APRIL 21
Breda, The Netherlands
Graphic Design Festival Breda
Directors will not be in attendance 

APRIL 23
Spokane, WA 
Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture
Details TBA, director Faythe Levine will be in attendance  

APRIL 23
Poznań, Poland
6pm Centrum Kultury
Detail here, directors will not be in attendance 

APRIL 25 + 26
Troy, OH
The Mayflower Arts Center
Directors will not be in attendance 

MAY 15
Rapid City, SD
Details TBA
Directors will not be in attendance 

JULY TBA
Richmond BC, Canada
Your Kontinent: Richmond International Film & Media Arts Festival

2013 PROGRAMING 

MARCH 30 
Washington DC 
Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum
Information here

MAY 16
Milwaukee, WI
Oriental Theater 

MAY 17
Chicago, IL
Logan Theater

JUNE 7/8
Vancouver Canada
Rio Theatre information HERE

JUNE 8/9
Chicago, IL
In association with Bellweather at the Hideout
Event details HERE

JUNE 13
Asheville, NC
Fine Arts Theater
Hosted by the Center for Craft, Creativity and Design  

JUNE 14
Istanbul, Turkey
7:30pm SALT Galata auditorium
Presented by the ISType 2013 conference

JUNE 16
Singapore
Design Film Festival- official selection

JUNE 17/18
Minneapolis, MN
Trylon Cinema

JUNE 19
Calgary, AB
Sled Island Film Festival

JUNE 20
Cincinnati, OH
Contemporary Arts Center

JUNE 21  
Cincinnati, OH
University of Cincinnati
Possible with support from AIGA 

JUNE 21/22
Phoenix, AZ
FilmBar
Presented in association with AIGA Arizona

JUNE 22
Grand Rapids, MI
Presented by AIGA West Michigan and
Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA)

JUNE 23
Detroit, MI

JUNE 20/21/22/23/26/27/28

Boston, MA
Museum of Fine Arts

JUNE 26
San Francisco, CA
Hosted by Eventbrite
 
JULY 2
Salt Lake City, UT
Presented by the Utah Film Center, Craft Lake City, and AIGA Salt Lake City
More info at utahfilmcenter.org


JULY 3
Barcelona, Spain
6:30pm Hosted by FAD
Directors will not be in attendance   

JULY 12
Madison, WI
Open to MAKESHIFT conference attendees only
Presented by Design MadisonDirectors will not be in attendance   


JULY 25
Los Angeles, CA
Fowler Museum at UCLA
Details + info HERE

JULY 26
San Antonio, TX
6:30pm, Crockett Hotel
Details + ticket info HERE
Work on display, Q+A with Norma Jeanne Maloney 
Directors will not be in attendance

AUGUST 7
Orlando, FL
reception 6:30, screening 7pm, SunTrust Auditorium at Rollins College
Hosted by Orlando AIGA
Details + tickets HERE
Screening followed by a directors Q+A

AUGUST 13:
New York, NY
The Strand Bookstore  
Short slideshow, discussion + book signing event
Tickets + info HERE

AUGUST 14: SOLD OUT
Brooklyn, NY
Nitehawk Cinema 
Details + ticket info HERE
Screening followed by a directors Q+A

AUGUST 15: SOLD OUT
Brooklyn, NY
Nitehawk Cinema 
Details + ticket info HERE
Directors will not be in attendance  

AUGUST 17 
Imperial, CA
Tickets $5 
7pm, The Movies Imperial
2335 US Highway 86

Presented by Starts with Arts Foundation
100% proceeds go to benefit Arts Education in El Centro, CA 

AUGUST 19-22

Seattle, WA
Northwest Film Forum
Screenings nightly at 7pm and 9pm
Details + tickets HERE
August 19th screenings followed by directors Q+A 

AUGUST 20
Bellingham, WA
Pickford Film Center
6:30pm screening
Details + ticket info HERE
Screening followed by a directors Q+A

AUGUST 22
Olympia, WA 
Presented by the Olympia Film Society
8:30 doors, 9:00pm screening at Capitol Theater
Tickets available HERE
Screening followed by a directors Q+A

AUGUST 23: SOLD OUT
Portland, OR  
Hosted by TYPECON
Screening followed by a directors Q+A

AUGUST 23
Philadelphia, PA 
Presented by 3rd Ward + Sedso Design
Doors 6:30, Screening 7pm 
Details + tickets HERE
Directors will not be in attendance 

SEPTEMBER 4
Auckland, New Zealand             
Details + tickets HERE
Directors will not be in attendance  

SEPTEMBER 4
Champaign, IL

7:00pm Parkland College Theatre
Details + info here
Directors will not be in attendance

  
SEPTEMBER 5
Portland, ME
Doors 7pm, screening 7:30 Space Gallery 
Details + tickets HERE
Sponsored by the Portland Museum of Art
Screening followed by a directors Q+A

SEPTEMBER 6-12
Providence, RI 
Cable Car Cinema
Details + tickets HERE
September 6th screening followed by a directors Q+A and book signing

SEPTEMBER 7
La Grange, Illinois
10:30AM La Grange Theater

SEPTEMBER 11
San Francisco, CA
Architecture and the City Festival film series
San Francisco Public Library's screening room
Free open to the public, details HERE

Director Sam Macon will be in attendance 

SEPTEMBER 15
Halifax, Nova Scotia 
33rd Atlantic Film Festival
Program: International Perspectives 

SEPTEMBER 19: SOLD OUT
Sydney Australia
Presented by The Distillery

Screening followed by chat with local sign-painters
Directors will not be in attendance

SEPTEMBER 23: SOLD OUT
Wellington New Zealand
8pm, Lighthouse Cinema 
Details + ticket info HERE
Directors will not be in attendance 

SEPTEMBER 21-24
San Diego, CA
Media Arts Center
Details + ticket info HERE
Presented along with SEGD San Diego

SEPTEMBER 24
Houston, TX
Details + ticket info TBA
Directors will not be in attendance 
In association with Design Week + presented by Houston AIGA 

SEPTEMBER 24
Wellington, New Zealand      

Details + ticket info TBA
Directors will not be in attendance 

SEPTEMBER 26
Pittsburgh, PA
7:30pm, Harris Theater 
Presented by AIGA Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Filmmakers
in connection with Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University
Directors will not be in attendance

SEPTEMBER 22
Dundee, Scotland 
6pm, Dundee Contemporary Art Center
Details + ticket info HERE
Director Faythe Levine will be in attendance

OCTOBER 4-6
Ellensburgh, WA
Ellensburgh Film Festival Official Selection 
Details + info TBA

OCTOBER 5-9
Milwaukee, WI
Milwaukee Film Festival Official Selection
Saturday, Oct. 5 at 4:30pm at Landmark Oriental (main house)
Sunday, Oct. 6 at 8:30pm at Fox-Bay Cinema
Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 3:00pm at Landmark Oriental 

Ticket information HERE

OCTOBER 7
Ontario Canada
7pm, Princess Cinema 
A part of the Art, Design and Architecture series, co-presented by Bearface Design
Ticket information HERE
Directors will not be in attendance

OCTOBER 10 
Saint Louis, MO
7pm, Tivoli Theatre 
details + tickets info HERE
Directors will not be in attendance

OCTOBER 11
Dallas, TX
7pm The Texas Theater
Details + ticket info HERE
Directors will not be in attendance

OCTOBER 14
Christchurch, New Zealand
6:30pm, Hoyts Riccarton
Details + ticket info HERE
Directors will not be in attendance

OCTOBER 15
Marfa, TX
7pm The Highland Annex at Marfa Book Co.
Presented by CineMarfa
Screening followed by a directors Q+A

OCTOBER 16
Austin, TX
7pm at The Contemporary Austin (on the Roof Deck)
The Jones Center, 700 Congress Ave.
Details + ticket info HERE
Screening followed by a directors Q+A joined by local sign painters Norma Jeanne Maloney and Gary Martin

OCTOBER 17
Austin, TX
7pm at The Contemporary Austin (on the Roof Deck)
The Jones Center, 700 Congress Ave.
Details + ticket info HERE
Screening followed by a directors Q+A

OCTOBER 17
Chicago, IL
6pm, Damen Student Center Cinema
Tickets + info HERE 
Directors will not be in attendance

OCTOBER 19
New Orleans, LA
3pm + 6pm at Tulane University in the Woldenberg Art Center
FREE and open to the public, seats limited call event hosts Mystic Blue Signs to reserve you seat
Directors will be in attendance

OCTOBER 21
Birmingham, AL 
7:30pm at The Bottletree 
Details + ticket HERE
Director Faythe Levine will be in attendance

OCTOBER 23
Santa Barbara, CA
7pm  Balboa Buliding, Auditorium
Details + ticket info HERE 
Presented by the AIGA Santa Barbara, film followed by Q+A with featured sign painter Nick Barber
Directors will not be in attendance 

NOVEMBER 1
Birmingham, UK
6pm Parkside Lecture Theatre, The Parkside Building, Birmingham City University
Presented by Eye Candy
Details + ticket info HERE
Directors will not be in attendance

NOVEMBER 4
Syracuse, NY
7pm Redhouse Theater
Presented by the Near Westside Initiative and Echo 
Tickets available at door; $7 general // $5 students more details HERE 
Director Faythe Levine will be in attendance + featured sign painters Cayetano Valenzuela 

NOVEMBER 7
Miami FL
7pm Little Haiti Cultural Center
IPC visual lab film screening theater, 212-260 N.E. 59 Terrace
More info HERE
Directors will not be in attendance

NOVEMBER 7
Leeds, UK 
Hyde Park Picture House
Leeds International Film Festival
Details + ticket info HERE
Directors will not be in attendance 

NOVEMBER 8
Madison WI
8pm Central Library 

Free + open to the public, part of the monthly NIGHT LIGHT series
Directors will be in attendance
Details HERE 

NOVEMBER 11
Belfast, N. Ireland
7pm at the Black Box, Build Festival pass is required to attend
Presented by Film at Build 2013
Directors will not be in attendance   

NOVEMBER 11
Melbourne, Australia
Presented by ID/Lab & Sumo Visual Group in collaboration with RMIT
Live sign writing demo's prior to the movie
Directors will not be in attendance 
Details + ticket info here  

NOVEMBER 12: SOLD OUT
Melbourne, Australia
Presented by ID/Lab & Sumo Visual Group in collaboration with RMIT
Live sign writing demo's prior to the movie
Directors will not be in attendance 
Details + ticket info here 

NOVEMBER 13
San Marcos, TX 
7pm, FREE, Texas State University, JCM 2121
Presented by the Communication Design Program
Directors will not be in attendance followed by a Q&A with Norma Jeanne Maloney

NOVEMBER 13
Las Vegas, NV
7pm Velveteen Rabbit 
Director Sam Macon will be in attendance 
Details + ticket info here

NOVEMBER 14
Richmond, VA
7pm, Virginia Commonwealth University
Academic Learning Commons, Room 1201, 1000 Floyd Avenue, Richmond 23284 
Presented by Department of Graphic Design as a part of the Objects + Methods Lecture Series
FREE + open to the public, Q+A with director Faythe Levine

NOVEMBER 16
Falmouth, Cornwall UK
Fish Factory Art Space
Presented by Signature Strokes
More info TBA, directors will not be in attendance

NOVEMBER 16
Los Angeles, CA
6pm on campus at Los Angeles Trade Technical College (LATTC)
4pm Sign Graphics classroom open house! 
Free + open to the public, screening is outdoors in the SOUTH TENT
Director Sam Macon will be in attendance 

NOVEMBER 18
Burlington, VT
8:30pm Arts Riot
Director Faythe Levine will be in attendance  

NOVEMBER 21
Sydney, Australia  
Presented by LO-FI COLLECTIVE in collaboration with ID/Lab & Sumo Visual Group 
Live sign writing demo's prior to the movie
Directors will not be in attendance 
Details + ticket info here

NOVEMBER 21
Calgary, Canada
7pm Kensington Plaza Theatre
Directors will not be in attendance
Details + ticket info here

NOVEMBER 25
Adelaide, Australia
Directors will not be in attendance 
Details + ticket info here 

NOVEMBER 28
Newcastle, Australia
Presented by Pocketdesign in collaboration with Newcastle Museum, ID/Lab & Sumo Visual Group. Live sign writing demo by Brett Piva prior to the movie
Directors will not be in attendance 
Details + ticket info here  

NOVEMBER 30
Berlin Germany
9pm, Urban Spree 
Details + ticket info HERE

DECEMBER 4
Milwaukee, WI
7pm UWM Union Theater 
FREE + open to the public, in association with the Mary L. Nohl Fellowship Fund
Director Faythe Levine will be in attendance 

DECEMBER 5
Dublin, Ireland
8pm, Sugar Club
Details + ticket info here
Directors will no be in attendance 

DECEMBER 11
St Louis, MO
7:30pm, Nebula Coworking
Live sign painting demo by the Screwed Arts Collective prior to the movie.
Free + open to the public, details here
Directors will no be in attendance

DECEMBER 12
San Francisco, CA
7pm + 9:30pm,  The Roxie Theater, hosted by New Bohemia Signs
Details + ticket info here
Directors will not be in attendance, followed by Q+A with local sign painters

DECEMBER 15
Barcelona, Spain
Details + ticket info here
Directors will not be in attendance