Cinema Mercantile, a documentary film collective, makes short, intimate portrait documentaries about people who build and make things, from an old-fashioned letter press to custom musical instruments. Their latest documentary goes inside the studio of Maxwell Hazan, a designer-turned-bike builder in Brooklyn. He describes how, over time, his interest in motorcycles became his full-time gig. "These bikes that I'm building now, I build them for myself and then I'll sell them on," Hazan says. "I don't actually build them for customers ... I can really let my artistic freedom go."
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