Artists' Television Access

Beard Club

by Laura Lukitsch

Monday, October 13, 2008, 7:30 pm, $6

Rough Cuts is a series of work-in-progress documentary screenings that are produced by The LAB. Each evening one rough cut of a feature-length documentary will be screened, followed by a moderated conversation about the film with the filmmaker. We hope that the series also provides a welcome space for local filmmakers, film professionals, and fans of documentary film to meet and catch up.

$6 admission, complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres provided.

Beard Club, Each day, every man must decide either to shave or not to shave. The act can be one of conformity, rebellion, laziness, or transition. “Beard Club” traces beard trends as far back as Alexander the Great, while, at the same time, presenting profiles and musings of religious men, former 60s activists, world beard competitors, bearded women, and a young Arab graphic novelist. Funny and razor-sharp, “Beard Club” holds a mirror up to the ideas and ideals of facial hair. directed by Laura Lukitsch

Moderator – Mark Smolowitz

Marc Smolowitz is an Academy Award nominated documentary film & television producer (“The Weather Underground” ’03, “Trembling Before G-d” ’01), and is the Producer at TellyTopia, a Silicon Valley company that provides IP-TV solutions to cable operators, satellite companies and online media channels. He also serves as Chair of the Technology Impact Circle at Full Circle Fund, an engaged philanthropy organization cultivating the next generation of community leaders and driving lasting social change in the S.F. Bay Area.

For more details about the screenings and series, visit

To attend, please RSVP to [email protected] and indicate which screening(s) you plan to attend and whether you plan to bring any guests.

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