Blue Alchemy: Stories of Indigo

Rhinebeck Woodstock
Sept 15 Sept 16
Sat, 1:30
Sun, 1:30
(2011 dir by Mary Lance)
unrated / 79 mins
In Person: Mary Lance & Ben Daitz
Mary Lance (DIEGO RIVERA:I PAINT WHAT I SEE, AGNES MARTIN: WITH MY BACK TO THE WORLD) returns to Upstate Films with her new film BLUE ALCHEMY about the beauty and importance of indigo, the blue dye that’s been in use worldwide for millenia.
BLUE ALCHEMY explores and reveals the beauty and importance of indigo, the blue dye that’s been in use worldwide for millennia and is laden with symbolic meaning and was once a commodity central to international trade and colonial economies, as well as the reason blue jeans are blue. It’s also about people who are reviving indigo in projects that are intended to improve life in their communities, preserve cultural integrity, and bring beauty to the world. Filmed in India, Japan, Bangladesh, Mexico, El Salvador, Nigeria, and the U.S.
View Trailer Blue Alchemy website