Release Date: May 11, 2007
Distributor: Bigger Picture
Director: Mark Brown
Producers: Mark Brown, Carl Craig, Vivica A. Fox, Lita Richardson
Screenwriter: Mark Brown
Cinematographer: Brandon Trost
Cast: Vivica A. Fox, Darrin Dewitt Henson, Kym Whitley, Monica Calhoun, Taral Hicks, Dondre Whitfield, De'Angelo Wilson, Garrett Morris, Terrence Howard, Brooke Burns, Tiffany Adams, and Greg German
Rating: PG-13 for crude and sexual content, language and some thematical material
Every neighborhood has that special place where people from the community can come, sit, talk and let their hair down. For many, it’s the thread that holds neighborhoods together. In an era of corporate takeovers in the high stakes real estate market, the neighborhood shop is a dying breed with little resources to fight back.
From writer, director Mark Brown (Barbershop, Two Can Play That Game) comes THE SALON, a hilarious adaptation of Shelly Garrett’s hit stage play, “Beauty Shop”.
Jenny (Fox) is being forced to sell her shop to the Department of Water and Power (DWP) due to eminent domain. Regardless of the legal advice Jenny receives, she refuses to let the corporate giant take the one remaining pillar of her inner city neighborhood. She declines the money and decides to take on the DWP in court, all the while keeping it from her outrageously funny and colorful employees and clientele. A classic tale of the underdog, THE SALON is a fresh look on the inside of a salon and neighborhood where the unexpected happens and the “mom and pop” shop fights to win.
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