Times Picayune article "Bonding in Style"

As I was driving to Mat and Naddie’s on Monday, I noticed a few dapper men conversing outside of Mr. Chill’s Barber Shop on Carrollton Ave.

The next day, I read about their interesting gathering in the the Times Picayune: A tie-tying event.

Lead by Andre Perry, men from the community created a meaningful bonding and confidence building experience with local high school boys by showing them how to properly tie a necktie.

I was moved by the implications of this seemingly simple gesture.  Creating a ceremony to pass down this information was more than cool, maybe even transformative.

In my own screenplay, broken armed Javier attempts to reject a similar kind of action from his father.  Because both of his arms are in casts, Javier is forced to allow his dad, with whom he has a strained relationship, to knot his tie.

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About Nicole M.K. Eiden

I'm a New Orleans filmmaker.
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