Cinema Orange: Maker

Once America used to make things—perhaps the older people in your family once held those jobs? But then the old world dissolved, and the production of actual objects was supplanted by the production of various butt-related indentations in cheap office chairs. So enter the so-called Maker Movement, where people one-by-one work to revive a little bit of that hands-on practical physicality. As presented in the documentary Maker—and at the various craft and maker fairs-slash-spaces that light up southern California—there’s a new wave of tool-using humans unsatisfied with engaging with the world as it is, or as it’s delivered to them by whatever company. So they’re picking up the screwdriver and prying things apart. Find out why—and more importantly, how—at the Q&A after this screening.

Fri., Feb. 27, 6 p.m., 2015

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