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On Screen: Good Hair

Monday 12 June, 6 - 8.10pm
Running Time: 1hr 30mins

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.

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