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still Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads (Spike Lee, US 1983)

Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads

Spike Lee / US, 1983 / 60 min.

Spike Lee’s graduate school thesis filmfor the New York University Film School is set in the graffiti-covered Brooklyn neighbourhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant. Lee portrays the life of Zack Homer, who works in a local barbershop which he takes over after his boss’s violent death. Award winner at the Locarno Film Festival.

poster Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads (Spike Lee, US 1983)
Zack works at one of those old-school barbershops everyone hangs out at for a chat, a joke and some gossip. The owner of Joe’s Bed-Stuy Barbershop’s is fine with that: he doesn’t really care much for hip new hair trends. Art direction bij Felix de Rooy.

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Felix de Rooy (1952) is a filmmaker from Curaçao who is also active as an actor, visual artist, theatre-maker and collector. Many young makers in the Netherlands and the Caribbean see him as a major source of inspiration. Eye is presenting an overview of short and feature-length fiction films by and with Felix de Rooy.

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