Announcement: AMS Film Series Continues Next Week!

goodhairThe American Studies film series continues next week on Tuesday with a screening of Good Hair. The screening will take place 6:30-8:30pm in CAL 100.

The following comes to us from the good folks who organize the film series, Amanda Martin and Becky D’Orsogna:

To celebrate Black History Month, the American Studies Film Series will host a FREE screening of Jeff Stilson’s 2009 docu-comedy Good Hair!

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. He also seeks input from various African American celebrities, from Maya Angelou to Eve. American Studies PhD student Jackie Smith will give a brief introduction to the film. Jackie’s academic interests include critical race theory, gender studies, 20th century photography, 20th century African-American history and media studies.

This witty documentary probes important questions about America’s beauty fixation in interesting, entertaining and deeply insightful ways. Please join us as we discuss and watch Good Hair together!

Check out the Facebook event here, and mark your calendars for future (tentative) screening dates: Tuesday, March 19 (Reel Injun) and Saturday, April 6 (Paris is Burning). Stay tuned at AMS::ATX for updates!

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