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Good Hair Film Screening

Feb. 19, 2015

Frank and Katrina Basile Theater, History Center
7 p.m.

Good Hair follows comedian Chris Rock on his quest to answer his young daughter's question, "Daddy, how come I don't have good hair?" Finding the answer takes him on an international journey to better understand the African-American hair industry. Join us as we screen this witty documentary with serious undertones. Sherrell Robinson of the Madame Walker Theater will introduce the film and Leisa Richardson, workplace reporter for The Indianapolis Star will lead a post-film discussion. 

Tickets for the event are $5 for IHS members and $8 for nonmembers.  Seating is limited and advance registration is requested.

About the film: An exposé of comic proportions that only Chris Rock could pull off, this film visits beauty salons, hairstyling battles, scientific laboratories and Indian temples to explore the way hairstyles impact the activities, pocketbooks, sexual relationships and self-esteem of the black community. Haircare professionals, beauty shop patrons, as well as celebrities including Ice-T, Dr. Maya Angelou, Eve and Reverend Al Sharpton all candidly offer their stories and observations to Rock. 

This film is rated PG-13.

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