Kinks, Locs, and Love film premiere recap and photos

March 22, 2016  •  1 Comment

On March 19, 2016, we premiered our documentary Kinks, Locs, and Love to a packed house at The R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center. Our host for the afternoon was Tinselyn Simms, activist and educator. Tinselyn warmed up the crowd with personal stories and recent news about natural hair. Tinselyn introduced filmmaker Lawrence Green who informed the guests the motivation behind making the film, identified film crew-members, and began showing the documentary. After the film ended, the audience burst into a round of applause.

After the round of applause, Laruby May, Washington, D.C. Ward 8 Councilmember thanked the audience for attending and informed the crowd she is the first Washington, D.C. Councilmember to have locs. Tinselyn then introduced the panelists for the Q&A portion of the program. The panelists were Sonetta Neufville, community leader, fundraiser, and film participant; Kai Thompson, marketing specialist, self-care advocate, and film participant; and Lawrence Green, filmmaker. Tinselyn proceeded to ask the panel questions about their earliest memories of natural hair, whether all Black women should wear their hair natural at some point, and current thoughts about natural hair. The audience members shared their own hair stories after Tinselyn’s initial questions. They also asked the panelists questions about footage that didn’t make the final cut and future screening plans.

Thanks to Norma Toussaint, Jeri Green, Lynn Horton, Brandon Green, Tinselyn Simms, Ray Green, Sonetta Neufville, Kai Thompson, St. Elizabeths EastWPFW’s Voices with Vision, MyNaturalHairEventsChiChi Sophistication Natural Hair StudioNaturally ExquisiteSisters With Beauty and many others for helping to publicize and organize a successful screening. 


Click here to view photos of the film premiere event provided by Tiffany Josephs Photography!


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Keianna Johnson(non-registered)
Laurence Green. Your movie was absolutely awesome. You took the time to really get to know the reasons why hair is so important to Black women. Your film captured why we love our hair, why we are fearful in the beginning prior to fully embracing our natural hair and there were many laughable moments. Laurence, I pray your documentary is shared with everyone in this country and all over the world. I pray the stories of all the women represented in your film, especially the story of your lovely wife touch the hearts of many.Peace, Blessings and GREAT success.
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