Movie

CHASING THE TAPER…2:00 pm Third floor foyer

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In today’s world of instant gratification and disposable goods, we grow more and more detached from the value of a hand-made object. But a few master bamboo fly rod makers are stubbornly defying our throw-away society by making every part of the rod by hand. Using late 19th-century techniques passed down from generation to generation, they sacrifice everything in the relentless pursuit of perfection. Chasing the Taper is an intimate look at some of the greatest living rod makers as they struggle to keep this unsustainable labor of love alive against the backdrop of a world increasingly obsessed with mass production.
Free with paid admission
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