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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
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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