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HAIR: Let the Sun Shine In

You are Cordially Invited to
On Tuesday, October 14, 2008, 6:00-8:30 PM
At the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, New York
1375 Broadway (between 37th and 38th Streets), 21st floor, Suite 2103
Reception 6:00-6:30 ~ Program 6:30-8:00
Produced & Moderated by Sumner Jules Glimcher
*Free to Members!
$15 for those without current membership
PLEASE RSVP VIA EMAIL or CALL 212-459-3630, ext. 200.
Since its overwhelming success on Broadway forty years ago, HAIR: Let the Sun Shine In has inspired generations with its messages of love, non-violence and liberation. This definitive and entertaining documentary highlights the continuing relevance of the show and its radical, transformative power. In preparation for its fortieth anniversary, the show’s author and co-creator Jim Rado rehearses a troupe of young performers for a new production whose vibrant energy brings HAIR's fantastic score to life once again. A wealth of archival footage covers US and international productions as well as conveys a portrait of an era, a generation and its politics. Original interviews and new segments feature Milos Forman, Keith Carradine, Ben Vereen, Melba Moore, author James Rado, composer Galt MacDermot, director Tom O’Horgan and others. With the US today again mired in a prolonged and unpopular war, HAIR inspires a new generation with its cry for peace, love and change.

DVDs are available for purchase online or at the screening with a 10% discount, and $3 will be donated to to support the Meet the Filmmaker series (please enter coupon code AMFILM10 when purchasing online). Regular Price: $24.98. Running Time: 55 minutes.

"Without exception it is the best HAIR film I have seen. The editing is outstanding, cutting in and out of our subjects of social importance, with excellent interviews."
- Michael Butler, Producer of the Broadway production of HAIR

"Wonderful work!"
- Milos Forman, Director of the movie HAIR

Pola Rapaport, Writer/Director/Co-Producer
Pola Rapaport is an independent filmmaker and editor living in New York. Her work includes Writer of O, a docudrama about the secretive author of the erotic novel Story of O (Grand Prix Urti, 2005; distributed by Zeitgeist Films); Family Secret, the story of the discovery of her long-lost secret Romanian brother (Grand Prix SCAM, France, 2000); Blind Light (poetic drama/documentary, 1998) and Broken Meat (1990), portrait of the mad poet Alan Granville. She has been a Guggenheim Fellow and a fellow of the NY Foundation for the Arts. Her films have been shown at festivals including Sundance, Edinburgh, Thessaloniki, Jerusalem, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Seattle, Warsaw, Gothenburg, and many others. They have been broadcast widely around the world. She received a BFA degree from the Institute of Film and Television at New York University. Rapaport is a dual citizen of France and the US, and is married to cinematographer and frequent collaborator Wolfgang Held.

HAIR: Let the Sun Shine In is available on DVD exclusively from Alive Mind, a new DVD label founded by media pioneer Richard Lorber specializing in high quality documentary programming in the areas of enlightened consciousness, secular spirituality, and cultural change. To advance discussion of issues related to their films, Alive Mind hosts blogs of some of today’s most stimulating thinkers. To learn more please visit and sign-up for the Alive Mind newsletter to receive 15% off your first purchase of any film: Click Here.


Tue, Oct. 14, 2008
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
(GMT-0400) US/Eastern


1375 Broadway (between 37th and 38th Streets), 21st floor, Suite 2103
New York, NY 10018