Sat Nov 09: 6.30pm
Series - Visiting Artists
** Director Adele Pham in attendance! **
** Sponsored by the Wing Luke Museum **
A fortuitous encounter with 20 Vietnamese refugee women and The Birds actress Tippi Hedren in 1975 sparked the Asian nail salon as we know it. This hour-long documentary presents a lineage of legacy moment in nails, like Mantrap, the first nail salon chain to cater specifically to Black women. The democratization of the manicure fans the fire of Vietnamese discount nail salons blazing across the country.
Through the international journey embarked upon by Nailed It director Adele Pham, this unique film captures an unforgettable and often hilarious saga born of tragedy, charting the rise, struggle, stereotypes, and steady hold Vietnamese Americans have on todays $8 billion dollar nail industry.
Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122