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Beauty School

Videos

Official Trailer

Overview

Genre
Society, Culture, Docutainment, Portrait, and Lifestyle
Synopsis

The world of pet care, especially for dogs, is big business. There are dog camps, dog spas, and supermarkets full of food, toys, treats, and clothing. It should come as no surprise that the grooming of dogs has become a viable way to make a living in an age where lots of people treat their pets like human beings.

The New York School of Dog Grooming was the first school specifically dedicated to teaching all aspects of dog grooming. The school was in business for almost 50 years and spent its last decade or so in a nondescript storefront location on Second Avenue: the kind of place hundreds of people walk by each day without giving a thought to what goes on inside.

BEAUTY SCHOOL went inside.

It’s a warm, yet wry portrait of a school unlike any other school that taught a profession unlike any other.

Stage
finished
Running time
10 minutes

Credits

  • Amy Nicholson ... Producer/Director
  • Amy Nicholson ... Cinematographer
  • John Young ... Editor

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Myrtle & Olive
Country
United States
Years of Production
2002
Locations
New York City

Distribution Details

Release year
2002
Festivals
Hot Docs, Woodstock, Atlanta, Edinburgh, Queens International, IFF Boston, Austin
Broadcast (Acq.)
The Short List (PBS), Documentary Channel, NYCTV
Language
English

Photos

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