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SHAVING THE CASTRO (4 minutes)
Since it opened its doors on Castro Street in 1947, Louie’s Barber Shop has seen the neighborhood change from a sleepy blue collar Irish community to the world’s most famous gay mecca. Louie is still there, cutting the thinning hair of his old-time customers; but so too are the neighborhood’s new inhabitants, a diverse mix of older and younger gay men and lesbians. The film illustrates the ways in which gays and lesbians appropriate a traditional mainstream symbol – the barber shop – and make it part of their own expanding cultural community.

• SPECIAL JURY PRIZE: FIRST RUNNER UP FOR OUTSTANDING FILM, In the Life Short Film and Video Competition
• US national public television and international broadcast
• 22 international film festival screenings, including Outfest, Frameline, Newfest, Northwest Documentary Film Festival, Palm Springs Int’l Short Film Festival, and Tampere (Finland) Short Film Festival

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