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Los Angeles, 1989. Anna Bludso (Elle Lorraine) is a scarred survivor of a scalp burn from a mild relaxer perm. She also has the smarts and ambition to be the next on-air star at Culture, a music video TV show. After years of struggling to be seen for her ideas and hard work, Anna fears the worst when her dreadlocked boss is replaced by Zora (Vanessa Williams), an ex-supermodel with a silver tongue. Zora warns Anna that her nappy look has got to go, so Anna bites the bullet and gets a weave. Turns out, her flowing new hair is the key to success—but it arrived with a mind of its own, and it bites back!

Writer/director Justin Simien (Dear White People, 2014 Sundance Film Festival) triumphantly returns with this brilliant satirical psychological thriller that is bound to get Park City talking all over again. Simien plaits his incisive wit with startling moments of horror in this deliciously nostalgia-drenched creation. Flexing a hilarious ensemble cast led by Lorraine’s breakout performance, Bad Hair is cult-classic material.

YEAR 2019

CATEGORY Midnight

COUNTRY U.S.A.

RUN TIME 115 min

COMPANY Endeavor Content

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Artist Bio

Justin Simien

Justin Simien is a writer, director, and producer. In 2014, he wrote and directed his first feature film, the award-winning and critically acclaimed Dear White People, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. There, he received a Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent. Simien adapted the film into a Netflix series, which debuted in 2017 and boasts more than 95 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. Bad Hair is his second feature.