SK Presents: Antoine, a short film

Posted on April 02, 2018


We are excited to announce the inaugural screening of a new film: Antoine.  This 9 minute short will screen at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles at 7pm on April 4, 2018.

The film screening will coincide with a Spinelli Kilcollin trunk show benefitting the the ICA LA. 

To RSVP, please email For more details, see below.

The film focuses on Antoine: Yves Spinelli's father, as he recalls his move from Italy to Canada, the opening of his flagship hair salon, and his creative endeavors from metal smithing to furniture making and painting. The black and white images that you're viewing as you read this are stills from the film. 

Antoine the film was made by filmmaking duo Tête-à-Tête, a Los Angeles based creative studio founded by filmmaker Austin Lynch and artist Case Simmons, and To the Planetarium, an image production house based in Los Angeles that was founded by Jeffrey Stuker and Nicolas G. Miller. The film was shot on location in Hawaii.

In the words of the filmmakers, "Working on the film with Antoine in Hawaii was truly inspiring. We marveled at his work ethic and the careful eye that he gives to the people and things around him. Bottega Antoine seems capable of almost any form of production, from hair styling to carpentry to jewelry-making. It was a pleasure to make a film in the presence of Antoine, Ces, Yves, and their customers with whom they share lasting bonds. At one point Yves began taking reservations at the front desk. It was then that we saw the charm and aplomb that Antoine and Ces have transferred to their son, and, in turn, which Yves has carried in to the exacting elegance that stamps itself in Spinelli Kilcollin. 

The continuance of techniques and attitudes between generations is the kernel of our film. We hope to put the viewer in a state of suspended remembrance wherein fragments of the past glint and glimmer in the present."

The film screening coincides with two adjoining Pacific Standard Time Exhibitions, Grandfather: A Pioneer Like Us (1974) at the ICA LA, and  Harold Szeemann: Museum of expressions at the Getty Institute.  The ICA exhibition re-stages the 1974 apartment of curator Harold Szeemann, the original site of a ground breaking exhibition he staged on the life and work of his grandfather—a renowned hair stylist, wig-maker, and artist.


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