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Bond/360 spins Lorenzen’s “Yarn”

The New York-based distributor has acquired the exclusive North American rights to Una Lorenzen's knitting documentary Yarn (pictured).
March 7, 2016

New York-based distributor Bond/360 has acquired the exclusive North American rights to Una Lorenzen’s knitting documentary Yarn(pictured).

The film, which will enjoy its world premiere at this month’s SXSW Film Festival, shadows leading international artists in the realms of fiber, yarn graffiti and weaving as they transform the crafts of crochet and knitting into modern works of art.

The doc will feature world-renowned crochet artist Olek; fibre artist and Net Play Works founder Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam; Swedish circus company Cirkus Cirkör; director Tilde Björfors; Icelandic yarn graffiti artist Tinna Thorudottir Thorvaldar; and National Humanities Medal winning writer Barbara Kingsolver.

The deal was negotiated by Bond/360 COO Elizabeth Sheldon with Compass Films’ Heather Millard and Thordur Jonsson.

Bond/360 will launch the film theatrically across North America after its SXSW debut. This will be followed by an all rights release that will encompass community screenings, an educational campaign, a digital launch and a home video release later this year.

Yarn celebrates today’s cutting-edge artists and contextualizes how historically women’s crafts, as well as women artists, have been marginalized,” said Sheldon in a statement. “Bond’s history is closely tied to the world of street art and this film is the perfect complement to our growing collection.”

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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