Release date: Friday October 16, 2009
Running time: 95 min.
Director: Jeff Stilson
Studio: Kinosmith, Roadside Attractions
Producer(s): Jeff Stilson, Kevin O’Donnell, Jenny Hunter
Screenplay: Lance Crouther, Chris Rock, Chuck Sklar, Jeff Stilson
Official Site: goodhairmovie.net
Rating: PG-13 for some language including sex and drug references, and brief partial nudity
Available film art: Good Hair movie posters
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 5-year old daughter approaching him, asking, “Daddy, how come I don’t have good hair?” Celebrities such as 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.