FYI: If you live Philly area, here’s an opportunity to see a rarely-screened, award-winning early work from director Spike Lee, courtesy of our friends at Reelblack. Details follows:
What: Reelblack and People’s Emergency Center Present JOE’S BED STUY BARBERSHOP: WE CUT HEADS (1983)
When: Friday October 10, 2014 at 7pm
Where: 4017 Lancaster Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19104
Cost: $5.00 (includes refreshments)
Reelblack and PEC continue their successful Second Fridays on Lancaster Avenue movie series with a rare public screening of Spike Lee’s JOE’S BED STUY BARBERSHOP:WE CUT HEADS. Not available on DVD, the film has not been shown in Philadelphia in over 25 years. Film will be followed by a special Q&A (vis Skype) with the film’s star, MONTY ROSS.
Zack Homer takes over managing the barbershop after Joe is killed for trying to rip off his “investor”, Mr. Lovejoy. All Zack wants to do is run a traditional barbershop giving traditional haircuts, but modern styles have passed him by and business is slow. One evening, Mr. Lovejoy shows up to offer Zack the same deal he gave to Joe. It could turn his business around, but what will he have to give in return? Winner: Student Academy Award. – Jean-Marc Rocher
Preceded by the short film DREAMKILLERS by Erica Roselle (Filmmaker in person)
Synopsis: A homeless woman living in an abandoned house takes comfort in her dreams of her future. However, she soon realizes it’s going to take more than just dreaming to make it a reality.