First released in 2008, AfroSaxons offers an insight into the competitive world of black hairdressing. An observational documentary, it explores the lives and relationships of ambitious entrepreneurs as they compete for the prestigious Black Beauty and Hair Awards.
The film received a great critical reception when it was first released in London cinemas, with The Guardian film critic Peter Bradshaw stating: “In its unpretentious way, this film has something to say about creativity and entrepreneurialism and it’s impossible to watch it without a smile on your face.”
As part of the Brtain on Film season the film will be screened at the Tricycle Cinema, Regent Street Cinema and PeckhamPlex during this October and there will be a Q&A with the filmmakers and Creative Directors of Chocolate Films and www.1000londoners.com, Rachel Wang and Mark Currie.
Filmmaker, Mark Currie commented “We are thrilled about BFI choosing AfroSaxons as part of the Britain on Film season… it will be interesting to see the reaction as London’s social climate has changed so much”.
Sunday 18 October, 3pm – Tricycle Theatre
Wednesday 21 October, 8.30pm – PeckhamPlex
Thursday 22 October, 6.30pm – Regent Street Cinema