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Hair, Let the Sun Shine In (2007)

TV Movie  -   -  Documentary  -  24 July 2007 (France)
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A look backwards, using contemporary interviews and archival footage, at "Hair" the musical, a theatrical and cultural phenomenon in the 1960s and 1970s. The documentary is arranged, ... See full summary »

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A look backwards, using contemporary interviews and archival footage, at "Hair" the musical, a theatrical and cultural phenomenon in the 1960s and 1970s. The documentary is arranged, loosely, around themes: the context of its creation, friendships among its creators, rehearsals, media coverage, race, sex, politics, backlash, several deaths, drug use leading to dissolution, and an assessment of the play's importance. The commentary comes from a dozen people looking back: creators, producers, actors, and directors of the play and film. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Good but disjointed
29 June 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Documentary about "Hair"--the play that broke the rules of what could be shown on stage (male and female nudity) and just blew people away with its messages. I never saw the original play (I was only 7 when it came out). I did see the 1979 movie (which I loved), got the original cast album and saw it when it was revived locally back in 1981 (and was held over for months). Since the Broadway revival of "Hair" won a Tony it was time to do this. A lot of this is old news to me (I've read a few books on the subject) but some of it was fun. I got a big kick out of seeing clips of the original cast performing "Aquarius" on the Smothers Brothers show and the Tonight Show. Also some of the interview clips were interesting...but it just never came together. It seemed to switch subjects back and forth with no rhyme or reason and hammers its message home more than once. I KNOW "Hair" was anti-war--I don't need to be told that again and again. Despite my misgivings I'm glad I saw this. It is short (52 minutes) and some of it was interesting. Worth catching if you have any interest in the show.


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