Alliance of Women Film Journalists Selection! Read an excerpt from Lois Alter Mark's AWFJ review: "The opening of Una Lorenzen’s YARN reminds us that the word doesn’t just refer to the stuff of scarves and mittens but is also 'A long, often elaborate narrative of real or fictitious adventures; an entertaining tale.' And that’s what this documentary is: a great yarn about yarn. What makes YARN so special are the stories it tells about the amazing ways women are using the fiber to create art and to change the world. We meet artists and activists who are adding so much color and texture to everyday life with this humble item. Over the years, textile art – especially subversive stitching – has become a hot trend, thanks to modern artists who have used these traditional female activities to express themselves and make powerful feminist statements. I hope YARN will inspire others to continue this thread."
Meet the artists who are redefining the tradition of knit and crochet, bringing yarn out of the house and into the world. Exploring creativity along with space and environment, YARN follows circus performers, wool graffiti artists, and interactive designers as they reinvent our relationship with this colorful threaded tradition. From the windswept hills of Iceland to the warm waters of the Caribbean and beyond, director Una Lorenzen weaves a visually-striking look at the women behind one of modern art's hottest trends.
After premiering at the Göteborg Film Festival in Sweden, YARN had its U.S. debut at SXSW and has been hailed by GirlTalkHQ as a “brilliant film” and “must-see documentary.”
“You have almost certainly never seen a better documentary on yarn than YARN... thread and string should be jealous.” –The New York Times
DIRECTED BY UNA LORENZEN
UNITED STATES, ICELAND | 2016 | ENGLISH LANGUAGE