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Cinéma/TV
LONG Métrage | 2009
Good Hair
Jeff Stilson
Pays concerné : États-Unis
Réalisateur(s) : Jeff Stilson
Avec : Chris Rock, Chris Rock, Ice-T , Kerry Washington, Nia Long, Maya Angelou
Durée : 95
Genre : comédie
Type : documentaire

Français

Agissant comme un Michael Moore Africain-Americain, le comédien Chris Rock monte au front avec ce documentaire d’investigation, qui est à la fois hilarant ainsi que très instructif contre toute attente, ce qui est une agréable surprise.
Dans les familles noires, le « bon » cheveu est raide – et il a été la source de douleur et de jalousie depuis que les esclaves africains ont pris pour modéle le standard de beauté européen. Aujourd’hui, des femmes aux revenus modestes paient des milliers de dollars par an pour maintenir leur chevelure raide – ou espérer que leurs hommes payent pour elles ! Aidé à la fois par des gens ordinaires et des célébrités Rock jette une lumière sur un domaine qui est à la fois fascinant et dérangeant.

USA/2009/anglais/Couleur/35mm/1h35 min
Réal : Jeff Stilson

Avec
Chris Rock, Ice-T, Kerry Washington, Nia Long, Paul Mooney, Raven Symoné, Maya Angelou, and Reverend Al Sharpton

Scénario
Chris Rock, Jeff Stilson, Lance Crouther, Chuck Sklar

Réalisé par Jeff Stilson
Produit par Nelson George, Chris Rock, Kevin O’Donnell, Jenny Hunter

Site web :
www.goodhairDVD.com


Récompenses :
Gotham Awards nominee – Best Documentary;
Writers Guild of America Awards nominee – Best Documentary Screenplay;
Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize in the Documentary Category, Jeff Stilson recipient and Nominated for Grand Jury Prize for Documentary Category

English

An exposé of comic proportions that only Chris Rock could pull off, GOOD HAIR visits beauty salons and 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.
Director Jeff Stilson follows Chris Rock on this raucous adventure prompted by Rock’s daughter approaching him and asking, « Daddy, how come I don’t have good hair? » Haircare professionals, beautyshop and barbershop patrons, as
well as celebrities including Ice-T, Nia Long, Paul Mooney, Raven Symoné, Maya Angelou, Salt n Pepa, Eve and Reverend Al Sharpton all candidly offer their stories and observations to Rock while he struggles with the task of figuring out how to respond to his daughter’s question.



Chris Rock undertakes a typically irreverent but insightful investigation into the state of the African-American hair industry.
Acting as an African-American Michael Moore, comedian Chris Rock goes front and centre in this investigative documentary that is both hilarious and surprisingly informative. In black families’good’ hair means straight hair – and it’s been the source of pain and envy ever since African slaves first took on European beauty standards. Today, women on limited incomes pay thousands of dollars a year to maintain their straight hair – or expect their men to pay for them! Aided by both ordinary people and celebrities Rock shines a light on to an arena that is both fascinating and disturbing.

USA/2009/English dialogue/Colour/35mm/95 mins
Interests: Documentary

In Theaters in OCTOBER 2009 !!!

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AWARDS/ FESTIVALS

* Gotham Awards nominee – Best Documentary;
* Writers Guild of America Awards nominee – Best Documentary Screenplay;
* Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize in the Documentary Category, Jeff Stilson recipient and Nominated for Grand Jury Prize for Documentary Category

2009 | 6th DIFF, Dubai
* Cinema of the World
* Middle East Premiere