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Since 1939, Astor Barber has been cutting hair with pizzaz.Not your average clip joint.They cut hair from cradle to grave..literally!
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Karen Gehres

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Sunday @Quad Cinema is the place to be!

Quick reminder on Sunday please come to the air conditioned splendor of Quad Cinema and have some guaranteed laughs at the screening of my doc Astor Barber All-Stars !

And after the Screening at the QUAD let's walk over to BAR NONE - 98 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10003 - 1-212-777-6663 - 7pm-ish for cheap drinks at the best little dive east of Broadway.

Come hear more from Alberto!


Screening this Sunday 5pm @Quad Cinema 13th St. bet. 5th & 6th!

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While some of you will be exiting the city this week-end for swanky beachy destinations,some of us schnooks will still be here. 

For those left behind,why not come to the air conditioned splendor of Quad Cinema and have some guaranteed laughs at the screening of my doc Astor Barber All-Stars !

Come hear more from Alberto!

Great review in The Daily Californian!


Just wanted to share this wonderful review of our doc.This is the way I like to start off a Thursday morning!

Berkeley's News | The Daily Californian  Thursday, June 19, 2014 

FILM & TELEVISION  SF Doc Fest talks subcultures


 “Astor Barber All-stars”

It’s where Bruce Willis once asked a stylist to tweeze his ears, the long-haired hippies of the 1960s almost drove business to a halt, and a sign on the front desk announces: “We speak Italian Russian Greek Spanish French Polish.”

Since 1939, Astor Place Hairstylists has been a fixture of Manhattan’s West Village. In its heyday, the barbershop boasted multiple floors and was so crowded that customers were herded over a microphone. Today, the family-owned business is still bustling along to the breakneck pace of a New York minute.

“Astor Barber All-stars” introduces us to Astor Place, where 30-plus barbers serve up haircuts starting at $16 and use straight razors to etch meticulous lineups, tapers and designs. An enduring New York landmark, Astor Place has thrived for nearly 75 years and remains one of the last barbershops of its kind, a mom-and-pop establishment where the occasional fist fight is unavoidable and payment is always cash-only. Jessica, a stylist, offers the following by way of explanation: “We’re not fancy, but our work is.”

Filmmaker Karen Gehres’ no-frills documentary isn’t fancy, either. Instead, her approach is a straightforward one. Gehre weaves archival footage and contemporary interviews with stylists and clients into a comprehensive profile of the iconic and much-beloved barbershop. With unassuming sincerity, Gehre captures the legacy of Astor Place as it always has been and continues to be: that of a cultural institution where the clients are loyal, the music is loud and old-fashioned artistry still reigns supreme.

-Sarah Adler

Quad Cinema 6/29 !


Quick reminder about the screening of Astor Barber All-Stars on Sunday June 29th @ 5pm.

Tix available now.

If we sell out then there's a shot at a week-long run at the Quad.

Hope you can make it.Please spread the word to your family and friends.

Laughs guaranteed.

A presto! Karen

Tickets on sale now for Quad Cinema Screening!

Hi everyone,

Another screening coming up at the Quad Cinema on 13th St. If we sell out, there's a shot at a week-long run! It would be great to see you all there.If not,please do spread the word about the screening. Thanks so much,Karen


Theater: Quad Cinema 

Address: 34 W. 13th St. Location New York City

Date:       06/29/2014 05:00 PM