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THE BOOK MAKERS

WONDERLANDS

US 2019, 58 min Director JAMES KENNARD
Don’t you just love the smell of a good book? Bay Area-bred filmmaker James Kennard taps into the tangible connection humans have to physical books, profiling the talented artists, authors, collectors, and historians who retain and preserve the artistry and craft of bookmaking. These individuals create books that manifest wonder and awe, carrying on traditions of producing physical books to coexist in harmony with a newly digital world. From the producers of California Typewriter, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, and The Kingmaker, and featuring interviews with Dave Eggers, Daniel Handler, Peter Koch, and many more, The Book Makers explores the world of book fairs and book obsessives, whose passion and dedication converge to keep the pleasurable and palpable acts of physical bookmaking and book-reading alive.

DIRECTOR

The Book Makers marks JAMES KENNARD’s feature directorial debut, following a 10-year career in documentary and commercial film production. Hailing from the Bay Area, James is currently working in Los Angeles. His feature documentary credits as cinematographer and editor, among other roles, include Land of Songs, A Year in Burgundy, A Year in Champagne, and A Year in Port.

FILM INFO

COUNTRY:US
YEAR:2019
RUNNING TIME:58 min
LANGUAGE:English
DIRECTOR:James Kennard
PRODUCERS:
David Kennard, Nion McEvoy, Leslie Berriman
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Jamie Lejeune
EDITOR:
James Kennard
PRINT SOURCE:
James Kennard
NOTE WRITER:
Leah LoSchiavo