EDEO

May 15, 2009 07:01 ET

Reminder: Toronto Premiere - America The Beautiful - May 15, 2009

Meet the Director Darryl Roberts - who challenged Oprah Winfrey's attitude and told her to "watch her mouth"...

Attention: Arts/Entertainment Editor, Assignment Editor, City Editor, Education Editor, Lifestyle Editor TORONTO/ONTARIO/FILM--(Marketwire - May 15, 2009) - "America The Beautiful" premieres in 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 and Super Model Gerrin Taylor will be in attendance and he will do a Q & A following each screening.

Read the Director's Huffington Post Open Letter to Oprah Winfrey that is causing a sensation in the US.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/darryl-roberts/an-open-letter-to-oprah_b_183102.html

"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.americathebeautifuldoc.com
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