2009, 1h 36min
AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS
Gotham Independent Film Award Nomination
Chris Rock, Jeff Stilson, Lance Crouther
Tanya Crumel, Kevin Kirk, Jason Griggers, Maya Angelou
Nelson George, Jenny Hunter, Kevin O’Donnell, Chris Rock
Good Hair is a 2009 American comedy documentary film produced by Chris Rock Productions and HBO Films, starring and narrated by comedian Chris Rock. Premiering at the Sundance Film Festival on January 18, 2009, Good Hair had a limited release to theaters in the United States by Roadside Attractions on October 9, 2009, and opened across the country on October 23.
The film focuses on the issue of how African-American women have perceived their hair and historically styled it. The film explores the current styling industry for black women, images of what is considered acceptable and desirable for African-American women’s hair in the United States, and their relation to African-American culture.