JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
The idea for the film started off as a personal tribute to him as he was approaching his 80th birthday, and then it grew into a major initiative to capture this man’s life both in a film and a book. My intention was to leave a lasting memory of him that would inspire young people and re-inspire the older generation of hairdressers, as well as the millions of people in the world to whom the name Vidal Sassoon is either familiar or personal or evocative. Due to the fact that hairdressing’s impact on society has not been very well documented or recorded, much less respected because of the lack of any serious written material, I am hoping that this is something that every hairdresser in the world will want to share with everyone they know. by Michael Gordon
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VIDAL SASSOON THE MOVIE: How One Man Changed the World with a Pair of Scissors, Director Craig Teper, USA, 2010, 93 Minutes, Documentary, Video.
Born in 1928, Vidal Sassoon spent six years of his impoverished London childhood in a Jewish orphanage. Beginning as a shampoo boy at age 14, Vidal eventually became the most in?uential hairdresser in the world. This documentary, produced by Bumble and Bumble founder Michael Gordon, is a trip to Carnaby Street, Mary Quant’s mod look, the invention of the mini-skirt, geometric haircuts, and more. Why not take the afternoon off and come as your 60s self?
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Adriana Sassoon with her children, Isabela and Ariel, at Coolidge Corner Theatre.
(Josh Reynolds for The Boston Globe)
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*Many thanks to Sara Rubin and to Jayme Saks, for including the movie at the The Jewish Film Festival Boston.