Local 706 - The Artisan

Fall 2018

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Widows is a modern-day feature film adaptation of the eponymous British television series. It is an action- suspense thriller reimagined and directed by Steve McQueen. The casting is thoroughly and extremely diverse. The setting is now against the gritty political backdrop of Chicago's South Side where "four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities, take fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms." We meet our actors in an opening sequence that will keep you on the edge of your seat. You will immediately know who these characters are, where they are coming from and soon enough figure out where they are going. H A I R B Y L I N D A F L O W E R S JOURNEYMAN HAIR STYLIST & DEPARTMENT HEAD HAIR & D A N I E L C U R E T JOURNEYMAN HAIR STYLIST & ASSISTANT DEPARTMENT HEAD HAIR WITH J A M I K A W I L S O N PERSONAL HAIR STYLIST FOR VIOLA DAVIS N O R I K O W A T A N A B E PERSONAL MAKE-UP ARTIST AND HAIR STYLIST FOR LIAM NEESON AND K E N D I A Z PERSONAL MAKE-UP ARTIST AND HAIR STYLIST FOR ROBERT DUVALL Steve McQueen is the artist known for video instal- lations in museums worldwide. He is also known for directing 12 Years a Slave, which garnered him Oscar, BAFTA, Turner Prize, ICA and London Future Award. He was also counted in Time magazine's "100 Most Influential People in the World." Steve's films are always controversial, gritty and diverse. It was "game on" for me. Art has no lines except for the lines you draw. Knowing this movie would have a multi-cultural cast with Viola Davis, Liam Neeson, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Carrie Coon, Robert Duvall, Colin Farrell, Daniel Kaluuya, Brian Tyree Henry, Jon Bernthal, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo and Garret Dillahunt, all playing characters from diversified social and economic stratospheres, I began to see the lines on the painting. I needed a strong hair team. Viola brought Jamika Wilson. Liam brought Noriko Watanabe. Robert Duvall brought Ken Diaz. I hired Daniel Curet as my assistant (key), Denise CONTINUED ON PAGE 55 52 • THE ARTISAN FALL 2018

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