SOURCE: Artivist Film Festival and Awards

November 08, 2007 11:09 ET

Critically Acclaimed Documentary Film "America the Beautiful" Will Kick-Off the 4th Annual Artivist Film Festival on November 8th in Hollywood

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - November 8, 2007) - In its first Los Angeles screening, "America the Beautiful" will open at the 4th Annual Artivist Film Festival in Los Angeles. The film will screen on November 8th, 2007 at 8 p.m. in the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. Many celebrities are expected to attend. A panel Q & A with the director: Darryl Roberts and Carolyn Costin of Monte Nido Treatment Centers will follow the film. The evening will also include an eco-friendly fashion show with designer Deborah Lindquist and an after party co-hosted by BPM Green Magazine.

About "America the Beautiful":

BE THIN. BE YOUNG. BE PERFECT. BE BEAUTIFUL. Through wit, humor, and inspiration, "America the Beautiful" challenges mainstream "beauty" and asks the question: "What is real beauty?" "America the Beautiful" takes us on an inspirational and informative journey through the fashion world, the cosmetic, diet pill, pharmaceutical and plastic surgery industries. The film also addresses how these industries influence our expectations of women, and how they affect women and girls struggling with eating disorders, self-esteem issues, and depression. "America the Beautiful" ultimately reminds all of us what true "beauty" is all about!

About Artivist Film Festival:

The 4th Annual Artivist Film Festival pays tribute to filmmakers from around the world showcasing some 60 documentary films from 25 countries, recognizing their work in Social Consciousness, Human Rights, Environmental Preservation, Animal Welfare and Child Advocacy. The Film Festival follows three highly successful years of previous festivals that set the stage for great audience attendance and media coverage. The event producers are expecting packed seats for most if not all of the highly anticipated 60 films. Highlights from previous years included screenings of such notable films as "Fast Food Nation," "Super Size Me," "The Corporation" and "Born into Brothels."

The Artivist Film Festival is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to creating a platform for socially conscious "Artivists" to share their inspirational and informative films with the world.

About Deborah Lindquist:

Deborah's eco-conscious clothing line combines environmental responsibility with a cutting-edge aesthetic. Deborah works her fashion magic with a mixture of environmentally friendly fabrications, including recycled cashmere, repurposed kimonos and saris, vintage silk scarves, and sustainable materials such as hemp, soy, and bamboo. The resulting designs are as striking as they are ecologically sensitive. As a trailblazer at the forefront of the stylish green clothing movement, Deborah is making an impact in the fashion world while remaining true to her love for the environment.

About Carolyn Costin and Monte Nido Treatment Centers:

Carolyn is the founder and director of two residential treatment centers for eating disorders, Monte Nido in Malibu California and RainRock in Eugene Oregon and her day treatment program, The Eating Disorder Center of California. She has authored 3 books: "The Eating Disorder Source Book," "100 Question & Answers About Eating Disorders" and "Your Dieting Daughter." Carolyn, who recovered from anorexia herself, is a passionate spokesperson on eating disorders and is frequently sought after by the media for her high success rate in helping those with the disorder. It is estimated that eating disorders afflict 5 - 10 million women and girls and 1 million men and boys in the United States.

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