“Barbershops have always been a place where people come not only to get a haircut – but to meet and converse about current events, politics, pop culture, music, sports, WOMEN, relationships and more.”
- Quentin Walcott of Connect NYC
We’ve been receiving a lot of inspiring updates from the filmmakers who participated in our Real Girls, Reel Change workshop last October. Jesse Epstein will be screening 2 films from her Body Typed project, Wet Dreams and False Images and 34x25x36, at the barbershop where it all began. Wet Dreams and False Images is about Dee Dee, owner of Fade2Famous, and the many girls plastered on the walls of his barbershop. After he learns that many of those girls are products of photo-retouching, his view of beauty changes.
Saturday, January 30th 8:30pm at Fade2Famous (213 Greenpoint Avenue in Brooklyn)
After the screening, there will be a discussion lead by Dee Dee (Fade2Famous) Daralee Vazquez (Dee Dee’s sister), Quentin Walcot (Connect NYC) and Raid. The goal is to invite both men and women to this discussion about body image and beauty standards. The event will be filmed and will serve as an example of ways films can be used outside of theaters and in the community. For more information, visit the Facebook event.