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Bonus Screening + Q&A: Kut to be the Best

February 2 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

From the organizers:

Be among the first see this original short documentary about the closing of the last Black-owned barbershop in San Luis Obispo.

Historically, the barbershop has provided a sense of place for the Black community; and this is especially true on the Central Coast. For nine years, Terry Guilford owned and operated Kut to be the Best, the only Black-owned barbershop in San Luis Obispo. A multicultural yet unapologetically Black space in a predominantly white community, Kut to be the Best was an essential cultural outlet for many.

Directed and edited by SLO County raised filmmaker Justice Whitaker and produced by San Luis Obispo local Courtney Haile — co-founder of R.A.C.E. Matters SLO County ; Kut to be the Best is part of the larger event and exhibit series entitled BELONGING: Local Expressions of Black Empowerment and Possibility. Film contains some strong language. Limited Capacity. Reservations required and seating is first come, first served. If registered and not checked in by 11:00, your seat will be given away.

This film was funded in part by a grant from The Coastal Awakening. Promotion and marketing funded by the City of San Luis Obispo’s Promotional Coordinating Committee. This screening was made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit www.calhum.org.


February 2
10:30 am - 12:00 pm


Downtown Centre 7 Cinema
888 Marsh Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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