Who doesn’t remember the revolutionary, “wash and wear” hairstyles that made Vidal Sassoon a household name?
But few know the story of Sassoon himself – and now the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville and the Loop are giving you a chance to find out.
The Film Center is offering Loop readers 20 free tickets to a screening of Vidal Sassoon: The Movie and a Q&A with its director, Mamaroneck native Craig Teper, and New York Times film critic Janet Maslin. The screening, scheduled for 5 p.m. Monday, March 28, at the Film Center is part of Jacob Burns’ popular Jewish Film Festival.
Born a poor Jewish kid in London’s East End, Sassoon never realized his dream of becoming an architect. Instead, he channeled his energies into revolutionizing the art of hairstyling, with his geometric, Bauhaus-inspired styles and “wash and wear” philosophy.
The documentary recreates the styles of the 60s and 70s with a fantasia of iconic, evocative images, and places Sassoon smack in the middle of it all. He’s now in his 80s and as charismatic and ebullient as ever.
More information on the Jewish Film Festival is available on the film center’s website.
Readers interested in tickets for the event should contact RSVP@theloopny.com by Monday morning.