EDEO/ANEB Quebec

April 21, 2009 07:01 ET

Reminder: AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL - Montreal April 25, 2009

"A FILM THAT MIGHT RESCUE THE LIVES OF SOME GIRLS AGEs 12 AND UP" - Award Winning Film by Darryl Roberts. From the producers of Bowling for Columbine and Fahrenheit 911.

Attention: Arts/Entertainment Editor, Assignment Editor, City Editor, Education Editor, Lifestyle Editor EDMONTON/MONTREAL--(Marketwire - April 21, 2009) - The Eating Disorder Education Organization (EDEO) and Quebec Association for Assistance to Person Suffering from Anorexia and Bulimia (ANEB Quebec) are pleased to bring "America The Beautiful" to Montreal on April 25, 2009 at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM at the Centre Cinéma Imperial. This movie should be seen by every mother, daughter, sister, friend, and by the men in their lives who love them. 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 explores 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 Kiedis, Tisha Cambell and Aisha Tyler, Roberts illustrates that, to varying degrees, we all fall victim to this social phenomenon.

Darryl Roberts is available for interview. Media clips available on BetaSP tape. Prescreening available for media.

A panel of guests will be present following the 7 PM screening of America the Beautiful for a Q and A period: the director Darryl Roberts, Dr. Howard Steiger, Director, Eating Disorder Clinic, the Douglas Mental Health Institut, Josée Champagne, executive director ANEB Quebec, David Isbister, lead vocalist of the rock band Mass Undergoe and others.

Tickets available from: www.admissions.com
Tickets $17.50 (Senior & Student $12.50).
Sat. April 25th, 2009 - 2pm, doors open at 1 :00 PM
Sat. April 25th, 2009 - 7pm, doors open at 6 :00 PM

CENTRE CINÉMA IMPÉRIAL
CENTRE SANDRA & LEO KOLBER
SALLE LUCIE ET ANDRÉ CHAGNON
1430 de Bleury Street
Montreal, Quebec
http://www.ffm-montreal.org/fr_impe_index.html

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

/For further information: www.edeo.org
www.anebquebec.com
www.americathebeautifuldoc.com/ IN: EDUCATION, ENTERTAINMENT, HEALTH, MEDIA, SOCIAL

Contact Information

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