Monday 12 June, 6 – 8.10pm, Cottesloe Room, £5/£3
US comic Chris Rock sets out to explore the importance of hair in black culture. Rock interviews celebrities such as Ice-T and Raven-Symoné, and visits hair salons, stylist competitions and even an Indian temple to learn about hair culture. Insightful and entertaining, this is a serious documentary about African-American hair culture.
There will be two short films shown at the start of this event before the main feature:
Peckham Tumbleweave (15 mins) is an observational documentary by director Cheryl Shampsa Fearon, set within the heart of Peckham’s diverse community, which uncovers a hairdresser’s unique position as a cultural space. The film’s major themes are identity, place and gentrification.
Trim (15 mins) is a short film by Black British filmmaker John Vanderpuije about a day in the life of Diligence, a very well known and established black barbershop located in West Ealing just outside of London, a place full of life and love for the art of cutting hair.
Please note: there has been a change to the start time since this event went on sale - the new start time is 6pm.