EDEO

May 05, 2009 07:01 ET

Reminder: AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL - Toronto May 15, 2009

"A FILM THAT MIGHT RESCUE THE LIVES OF SOME GIRLS AGEs 12 AND UP" - Award Winning Film by Darryl Roberts. Anthony Kiedis from the Red Hot Chili Peppers and others - talk Body Image.

Attention: Arts/Entertainment Editor, Assignment Editor, City Editor, Education Editor, Lifestyle Editor EDMONTON--(Marketwire - May 5, 2009) - The Eating Disorder Education Organization (EDEO) is pleased to bring "America The Beautiful" to Toronto on May 15, 2009 at 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM at the St. Lawrence Centre for The Arts.

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.

Tickets available from:

Tickets $20.00
In Person - Visit SLCA box office at 27 Front Street East, Toronto

By Phone - 416.366.7723
Monday to Saturday
12 noon to 6 pm.

Online - https://boxoffice.stlc.com/public

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.americathebeautifuldoc.com
www.stlc.com/ 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