EDEO

March 31, 2009 09:00 ET

Reminder: AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL - Calgary, Alberta

Award Winning Documentary by Darryl Roberts. From the producers of Bowling for Columbine and Fahrenheit 911 - Screenings will be held in Calgary, Alberta April 4, 2009 at Vertigo Theatre

Attention: Arts/Entertainment Editor, Assignment Editor, City Editor, Education Editor, Lifestyle Editor EDMONTON, ALBERTA/FILM--(Marketwire - March 31, 2009) - EDEO is pleased to bring America The Beautiful to Vertigo Theatre - Calgary, Alberta April 4, 2009 - 5 & 8 PM. Director Darryl Roberts will be in attendance and he will do a Q & A following each screening.

America The Beautiful is a socially probing documentary which explorers the question, "Does America have an unhealthy obsession with beauty?" Filmmaker Darryl Roberts journeys into the psyche of celebrities like Paris Hilton and Jessica Simpson, athletes like Reggie Theus, industry professionals such as Jill Ishkanian from "US Weekly", Ted Casablanca from the "E! Channel" and the American citizenry to determine the roots of this superficial obsession.

By juxtaposing his personal obsessions with beauty with those of people like Martin Short, Michael Beach, Mena Suvari, Anthony Diedis, Tisha Cambell and Aisha Tyler, Roberts illustrates that, to varying degrees, we all fall victim to this superficial social phenomenon.

WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING:

"AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE NOT JUST FOR WOMEN, BUT FOR EVERYONE"
CBS

A FILM THAT MIGHT RESCUE THE LIVES OF SOME GIRLS AGEs 12 AND UP"
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

"...CAPTIVATING..."
LA Times

Today Show:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/25966129#25966129

CNN News:
http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2008/10/19/wynter.America.the.Beautiful.cnn?iref=videosearch

Screenings will follow in:
St. John's - April 11 - 5 and 8 PM - St. John's Arts and Culture Centre
Montreal - April 25 - 2 and 7 PM - Centre Cinema Imperial
Winnipeg - May 2 - 5 and 8 PM - University of Winnipeg - Arts Theatre - Eckhardt-Gramatte Hall
Toronto - May 15 - 5 and 8 PM - St Lawrence Centre for the Arts - Jane Mallett Theatre

Darryl Roberts is available for interview. Media clips are available.

Tickets $17.50
Vertigo Theatre Box Office
403.221.3708
tickets@vertigotheatre.com /For further information:
www.edeo.org
www.americathebeautifuldoc.com
www.vertigotheatre.com - tickets/ IN: EDUCATION, ENTERTAINMENT, HEALTH, MEDIA, SOCIAL

Contact Information

  • Peggy Szucs, Executive Director
    Primary Phone: 780-944-2864
    Toll-Free: 888-404-3336
    E-mail: info@edeo.org