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15 October 2009
GOOD HAIR MOVIE NIGHT AND AFTER PARTY part 3
When: October, 23 7pm
Where: Fashion 40 Lounge
202 West 40th Street between 7th and 8th Ave.
VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION IF YOU ARE ATTENDING THE AFTERPARTY
The 3rd Good Hair Afterparties will take place at FASHION 40 LOUNGE We will meet at the main bar downstairs (street level) for drinks, dancing and conversations. There will be a live DJ spinning R&B and hip hop classics.
Fashion 40 Lounge is located at 202 West 40th Street Between 7th and 8th Avenue. The afterparty starts as soon as the 7:30pm movie is over and will continue and end at 11pm. Cash Bar will be available. You must mention my name Mark Anthony Jenkins of Black Singles Magazine at the door to attend the Good Hair Afterparty. This is a free event up until 11pm. The manager Ray of Fashion 40 Lounge will be expecting a group from this blog...don't forget to mention a Please be patient to get in there will be a very long line.
INFO ABOUT THE MOVIE
In the movie School Daze, Spike Lee staged a dance number in which two bands of African-American college students debated the merits of "Straight and Nappy" hair in song, and now comedian Chris Rock and filmmaker Jeff Stilson have extended the conversation to a full-length film in this witty documentary with serious undertones. Rock says he was inspired to make the film when his young daughter asked him, "Daddy, how come I don't have good hair?" and he and Stilson examine Black America's obsession with their hair as they visit the Bronner Brothers International Hair Show, an annual trade show for the African-American hair care industry which includes fierce competitions among stylists from around the country and demonstrations of new hair products and techniques. Along the way, Rock also talks to a number of African-American luminaries about their hair issues (including Maya Angelou, The Rev. Al Sharpton, Nia Long, Raven Symone, Ice-T and Paul Mooney), researches the dangers of many common hair straightening treatments, reveals the surprising expense of regular hair "relaxing" and weaves, and ponders what the pursuit of straight hair says about African-American cultural identity. Good Hair received its world premiere at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.