Handmaker's Factory

Movie date - Men of the Cloth

Image source: ACMI website

Presented as part of the cultural program of Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 'Men of the Cloth' will be showing at ACMI along with a number of other films about fashion.

Joseph Centofanti, Checchino Fonticoli and Nino Corvato share not only an Italian heritage but also their love of fine tailoring. All honed their craft from a young age, with their profession eventually taking them around the world.

Both Centofanti and Corvato settled in the USA, running their own specialist tailoring businesses. Fonticoli, however, devoted his working life to growing Brioni into the internationally renowned tailoring powerhouse it is today. All agree that tailoring was a lifelong calling, not just a job.

Filmmaker Vicki Vasilopoulos follows these tailors over several years as each face the reality of maintaining a traditional craft in a not-so-traditional world. Cleverly intertwining these compelling stories with the three stages of making a hand tailored custom suit, Vasilopoulos crafts a fitting tribute to these fine gentlemen of the cloth.

Dates for Men of the Cloth

Sunday August 31st at 3:30pm
Monday September 1st at 6:30pm
Wednesday September 3rd at 1:30pm
Saturday September 6th at 6:30pm

I will be attending the Monday 1st showing at 6:30pm. I'd love it if you'd like to join me for the film then a bite to eat afterwards! We'll be meeting in the foyer of ACMI at 6pm. Suggestions of where to eat afterwards are welcome.

I recommend you purchase your tickets before arriving to avoid disappointment, you can do that here.

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