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People Are Afraid of Hats
But a New Film Posits - If You Wear More Hats, You'll Use Less Prozac

NEW YORK, NY - April 7, 2005 - Hats are back. At least according to Harper's Bazaar. And here's a secret, in today's world of bigger breasts, shorter skirts, etc., the best way for you to stand out in a crowd is to wear a hat. So where are they? It's not that people don't like fashion hats, but that they're afraid of them.

After six years of encountering this strange fear of headwear, milliner/filmmaker Andee Kinzy screens the first film that uncaps the secret and privileged world of the hat wearer. "WHAT IS IT ABOUT HATS? A Documentary About the People Under the Brim" will be one of the opening highlights in Chicago at the Beverly Arts Center's "HATS!" exhibit on April 29 and the Ridge Historical Society's "CAN YOU TOP THIS?" exhibit on May 1.

Billed as "A must-see film for any hat lover," by The HAT Magazine, the documentary points out that hats make a strong statement whenever they appear. As Chicago milliner Eia Radosavljevic states, "Fashion is your first communication with someone." Not only does a hat have the power to control others, but wearing an interesting or beautiful hat has the ability to affect our own mood and state of mind, as well. In fact, "If we wore more hats, we would not have to have so much Prozac," declares Blythe Savage, milliner. How can you be depressed if you're being complimented all day? Besides, they're just plain fun.

The film will be screening at the opening reception of the Beverly Arts Center's HATS! exhibit on Friday, April 29, 6-9pm. The exhibit runs April 29-May 21 at the Center, 2407 West 111th Street, Chicago, and highlights hat-related works by artists in various media, including actual hats, wearable art, photographs of people wearing hats and paintings of hats. Admission is free. For further information, 773-445-3838.

The film will also be screening at the inaugural Hat Tea of the Ridge Historical Society's CAN YOU TOP THIS? exhibit of historical and vintage headgear on Sunday, May 1, 2pm. The exhibit at the Society, 10621 South Seeley Avenue, Chicago, showcases hats from the Society's costume collection plus vintage hats on loan from local collectors. Admission for the Hat Tea is $8.00 general public, $5.00 Society members. For more information, 773-881-1675.

"WHAT IS IT ABOUT HATS?" is available online at for $24.95 USD in DVD or VHS format. Download press kits or view the trailer at:

Andee Kinzy, Producer/Director
"WHAT IS IT ABOUT HATS? A Documentary About the People Under the Brim"
646-285-6852 mobile
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andee*at*kinzy . com

165 W. 107th St
New York, NY 10025





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