Maker & Hanzi GDC Double Header Movie Night

Two-for-one double header movie night featuring two spectacular documentaries - Maker and Hanzi presented by the GDC.

The GDC presents two spectacular films

Come for one, stay for both! GDC is hosting a double-feature of documentary films, "Maker" and "Hanzi." Local craft beer for purchase and snacks available to all guests. Local vendors in attendance.

Date: 6 pm, Feb. 6th, 2020. (Doors at 5:30)
Location: Fort Calgary, 750 9 Avenue SE, Calgary
Cost: $0 to $20

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Vendor info

There will be local makers in attendance. Check out their amazing work too! 


AdrianMartinus focuses on handcrafted, custom-built furniture, art and exclusive homewares.

DeAnne Bedier Design

Her line of letterpress goods aims to be pretty and real at the same time. It is inspired by the people around her, things people say, overhearing conversations and people watching - especially quirky and awkward moments.

Louise Uhrenholt

Handcrafted vitreous enamel jewellery. See more of her work on Instagram


Maker Synopsis:

“Maker” is a feature-length documentary that looks into the current Maker Movement in America – a new wave of Do-It-Yourself and Do-It-Together culture fueled by passion and powered by the advent of new technologies. The "Maker Movement", sometimes called the "Third Industrial Revolution," subverts traditional manufacturing by building on innovative concepts such as open source, local manufacturing, crowd funding, and digital fabrication. Breaking the hobbyist movement stereotype, "Maker" delves deep into this ecosystem of design and manufacturing in the Internet era. The film explores the ideas, tools, and personalities that are driving the Maker Movement – and returns with a timely snapshot of one of the transforming influences of the current age.

Hanzi Synopsis:

Chinese is one of the oldest and most used languages in the world, yet it is perceived as difficult to learn. Furthermore, there has been a lack of discussion on Chinese typography and its transition into the digital era compared to its western counterparts. Recently there has been a renaissance and reviewing of Chinese characters in Asia and internationally, with typography and lettering books often topping the best selling books, and more and more typographical courses and workshops being held in the cities. That’s worth exploring to the discussion of design and cultural identity.