Artists' Television Access

BEARD CLUB: a documentary on facial hair

Friday, June 22, 2012, 8:00 pm

Beard Club: directed by Laura J. Lukitsch (in person)

A journey to understand the social politics of facial hair. Each day, every man must decide either to shave or not to shave. The act can be one of conformity, rebellion, laziness, or transition.

Visiting men in their various domains, from pubs to barbershops, filmmaker Laura J. Lukitsch opens a window into the way men think about relationships, work, religion, and identity. Turning her lens towards the sometimes humorous power dynamics of growing and shaving facial hair, her exploration takes us to six countries and twelve cities to view the contemporary influence of the West and find that in the area of beards, personal choice is not always what it appears to be.

Whether you wear a beard or not, you are invited to join the club…

Beard Contest prior to the screening, come out and put your best whiskers forward.