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Premiere Film Screening: "I Am More Than My Hair"

Alyscia Cunningham

Sunday, October 20, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)

Premiere Film Screening: "I Am More Than My Hair"

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General Admission   more info 3d 17h 2m $10.00 $2.24
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From the time we are young, girls are pressured into a set belief of beauty standards. Hair is certainly high on the list and is often labeled as our "crown and glory." Where does this notion fit for females with alopecia (baldness; the partial or complete absence of hair from areas of the body where it normally grows)?


Alyscia CunninghamAC Media, in partnership with Moms-In-Film, will host the premiere film screening on Sunday, October 20, 2019 from 5-7PM at AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, MD. Directed and produced by Alyscia Cunningham, the documentary film short I Am More Than My Hair features interviews with females who've experienced hair loss and the connection of their emotions to the media's standards of beauty. 


Join Alyscia Cunningham, author, filmmaker and photographer, for an inside look behind the story of her 2-part project, I Am More Than My Hair, documentary film and photography book. The screening will be a unique opportunity to meet the women who participated in the film, hear about the medical aspect of alopecia, from Dermatologist Dr. St. Surin-Lord, and join in on the discussion of redefining beauty standards.


Our event Host, April Watts, journalist, on-air personality and pop-culture analyst, will introduce Cunningham and the panel, and facilitate the audience Q&A. Book Signing and filmmakers' reception to follow wth food provided by our sponsors. Sponsored gift bags will be availalbe for the first 100 guests.



Screening Program:
4:30pm: Doors open
5:00pm: Host, April Watts, introduces film followed by Premiere Screening
5:30pm: April Watts facilitates Q&A session with the filmmaker and panel
6:15pm - 7:00pm: Book signing and reception


If you're unable to attend but would like to support Alyscia's project, please consider making a tax-deductible donation via Docs In Progress. You can purchase a copy of the book on Amazon. 10% of sale proceeds will be donated to Children's Alopecia Project (CAP).


I Am More Than My Hair Premiere Screening flyer


Sunday, October 20, 2019
Doors open at 4:30PM

Screening starts at 5PM SHARP


AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center
8633 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910


To learn more about Alyscia and her work, visit her website

 I Am More Than My Hair Premiere Screening sponsors





How long is the film?


It's a film short with a run time of 30 minutes. 



What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

AFI Silver Theatre is conveniently located near several public parking garages. Both the Wayne Avenue Garage and the Town Square Garage offer FREE parking all day on weekends and holidays.

The Wayne Avenue Garage is located on Wayne Avenue, between Georgia Avenue and Fenton Street.

The Town Square Garage is located on Fenton Street, between Roeder Road and Ellsworth Drive.

For additional parking options, visit


What hotels are near AFI Silver Theatre?

There are several hotels in walking distance from AFI Silver Theatre. Here's a list of the closest hotels:

Double Tree by Hilton Hotel8727 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910 • (301) 589-5200

Hampton Inn Silver Spring8728-A Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910 • (301) 588-5887

Courtyard by Marriott downtown Silver Spring8506 Fenton St, Silver Spring, MD 20910 • (301) 589-4899

Sheraton Silver Spring Hotel8777 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910 • (301) 589-0800


Are tickets available at the door?

There will be a limited number of tickets available at the door but it's not guaranteed. To assure available seating, the best option is to order tickets in advance on Evenbrite.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No, the film is child-friendly and rated PG.


What time do doors open?

Doors open at 4:30PM - The screening starts at 5PM sharp


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can contact the organizer by emailing


What's the refund policy?

Sorry, no refunds.


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, it isn't required but it may be helpful to bring along with you. 


I am unable to attend but I would like to support Cunningham's initiative. How can I contribute?

Great question! Mrs. Cunningham is continuing to raise funds for marketing and distribution of I Am More Than My Hair. You can make a tax-deductible donation via her Fiscal Sponsor, Docs In Progress


Have questions about Premiere Film Screening: "I Am More Than My Hair"? Contact Alyscia Cunningham

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AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center
8633 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Sunday, October 20, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)

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