Faire: An American Renaissance?
In 1963, from a small
field on Haskels Rascals Ranch in Los Angeles, an event known as the
“Renaissance Pleasure Faire” was born as a class project by a history
teacher. From a school yard fundraiser, Ron and Phylis Patterson
took a weekend event and turned it into a worldwide phenomenon. In
the years since, movements blossoming from the Faire include street
performance, handmade arts & crafts, and living history scenarios which
were all given new life.
Some 45 years later,
Faire as it is affectionately known, touches the lives of millions of
people a year as attendees, booth owners, and die-hard "Rennies".
Recently struggling to
redefine itself , the Faire now competes with the Internet, Raves, and
Burning Man. The documentary follows the incredible and insightful
journey of a quirky group of people that defined a uniquely American
movement. Join the original participants as they share their
stories and struggle to find their place in a changing world.
Only $15.00 ea (includes shipping)