EDEO

March 17, 2009 08:01 ET

Reminder: AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL - Vancouver March 21 & 22

Award Winning Documentary by Darryl Roberts. From the producers of Bowling for Columbine and Fahrenheit 911 - Screenings will be held in Vancouver, Canada March 21 and 22 at Vancity Theatre.

Attention: Arts/Entertainment Editor, Assignment Editor, City Editor, Education Editor, Lifestyle Editor EDMONTON, ALBERTA/FILM--(Marketwire - March 17, 2009) - EDEO is pleased to bring America The Beautiful to Vancouver March 21 - 5pm & 8 pm; March 22 - 2 pm at the Vancity Theatre at the Vancouver International Film Centre, Vancouver, Canada. 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:
Calgary - April 4 - 5 and 8 PM - Vertigo Theatre
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 (Senior & Student $12.50 discount tickets available at the door with valid ID).
Vancity Theatre Box Office
www.vifc.org

/For further information:
www.edeo.org
www.americathebeautifuldoc.com
www.vifc.org - 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