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Matthew Cherry set for ‘Hair Love’ screening, talk at Macy’s

Cherry received an Academy Award on Sunday night for his critically acclaimed animated short film.

Matthew A. Cherry is nominated for an Oscar for his animated short “Hair Love.”
Matthew A. Cherry will be featured at a special event for his Oscar-winning animated short “Hair Love” on Feb. 20 at Macy’s.

In celebration of Black History Month, Oscar winning filmmaker and Chicago native Matthew A. Cherry will be on hand for a screening of his best animated short film “Hair Love” followed by a discussion, on Feb. 20 at Macy’s on State. Cherry received his Academy Award on Sunday night in Los Angeles.

The event is a celebration of “the diversity of black hair and beauty” according to Monday’s announcement, followed by a conversation hosted by Stadium Sports Network’s Amina Smith with Cherry, dermatologist Dr. Caroline Robinson and Ebony Jamison of Brownskinbeautiful.

Doors open for the event at 5:30 p.m. at the 7th floor Narcissus Room of the store at 111 N. State. A reception featuring live entertainment follows the screening/talk.

Cherry’s film and TV credits also include directing music videos, the short film “This Time,” the TV limited series “The Red Line,” and most recently episodes of “Whiskey Cavalier” and “Black-ish. He also was an executive producer on Spike Lee’s feature film “BlackKklansman.”

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