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On Saturday, Milwaukee filmmaker Faythe Levine screens her documentary Handmade Nation, the companion to the 2008 book Handmade Nation: The Rise of DIY, Art, Craft, and Design, which she co-wrote with Cortney Heimerl. Levine explores the intersection of punk's DIY ethos with craft traditions, presenting an alternative to industrial capitalism that gains traction amid today's economic and environmental uncertainty.

Handmade Nation screens Saturday at 6 PM at Columbia College's Film Row Cinema, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., 8th Floor.  $10.  The screening is part of IFP/Chicago's Producers Series: Eye Witness - Focus on Documentaries, which runs through Sunday.  Also featuring a case study with The Kindling Group, producers of the PBS mini-series The Calling, about religious students from a range of faiths, Saturday at 1:30; and a Handmade Nation case study with Levine at 4:30.  Then on Sunday at 1, indie film consultant Peter Broderick delivers the keynote address, "The Cutting Edge of Distribution."  Weekend passes are $100, $75 for IFP members.  Day passes are $60, $40 for members.