Recommendation: Short film about creativity in NYC
Here’s something you don’t see every day — a tree in Manhattan wearing a colorful custom-knitted sweater! True story: 3 women who run a gift store called Domus in Hell’s Kitchen decide to brighten up the neighborhood. They knit a giant custom-made sweater for a tree in front of their store, and this 4-minute film captures the magic.
The film includes interviews with Nicki and Luisa from Domus and a lot of shots of the tree with passers-by stopping and reacting to it, making you feel like you’re there on the NYC sidewalks. Very moving portrait of an only-in-New York-story.
— Has already had a review in Grist.com,
— Has been selected for a local arts festival: Hell’s Kitchen Arts Fest
— Comments left by viewers in YouTube:
I love NY! Great story!!
This was fascinating. New York is a city filled with magic and creativity.
This story and these women ARE an inspiration to the power of Art. It feeds the soul.
What a sweet tribute! It is rare to see this kind of heartfelt community celebration anywhere else but New York.
Love it! This kind of story reminds me why I love New York, especially when it’s hot out and it’s hard to find reasons like this.