Directed by Laura Lukitsch
Each day, every man must decide either to shave or not to shave. The act can be one of conformity, rebellion, laziness, or transition. “Beard Club” traces beard trends as far back as Alexander the Great, while, at the same time, presenting profiles and musings of religious men, former 60s activists, world beard competitors, bearded women, and a young Arab graphic novelist. Funny and razor-sharp, “Beard Club” holds a mirror up to the ideas and ideals of facial hair.
Moderator: Marc Smolowitz
Moderator Marc Smolowitz is an Academy Award nominated documentary film & television producer (“The Weather Underground” '03, “Trembling Before G-d” '01), and is the Producer at TellyTopia, a Silicon Valley company that provides IP-TV solutions to cable operators, satellite companies and online media channels. He also serves as Chair of the Technology Impact Circle at Full Circle Fund, an engaged philanthropy organization cultivating the next generation of community leaders and driving lasting social change in the S.F. Bay Area.