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“America the Beautiful” Documentary in Atlanta 10/22-23

The documentary that uncovers America’s unhealthy obsession with beauty.

TWO DAY EXCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENT
LANDMARK MIDTOWN ART CINEMA
931 Monroe Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
(678) 495-1424

Wednesday, October 22, 2008 @ 7 p.m.
Thursday, October 23, 2008 @ 7 p.m.

Both screenings to be followed by a Question/Answer session with Producer/Director Darryl Roberts.

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In 2004, America spent $12.4 billion on cosmetic surgery, but the true cost of America’s obsession with youth, beauty and a slender physique is tallied in an epidemic of eating disorders, complications and death from unnecessary surgeries, exposure to dangerous toxins in cosmetics, and most disturbingly, the equally toxic effects on generation after generation of young people.

How did we get this way? Who is harmed by our quest for perfection? And who is profiting from encouraging the insecurities that fuel that quest?

In Darryl Roberts’ candid and heartfelt documentary, we hear from the fashion industry, advertising executives, plastic surgeons and ordinary men, women and teens. The answers they give are astounding, with consequences far more than skin deep.

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TWO DAY EXCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENT
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Landmark Midtown Art Cinema


931 Monroe Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
(678) 495-1424

Wednesday, October 22, 2008 @ 7 p.m.
Thursday, October 23, 2008 @ 7 p.m.

Both screenings to be followed by a Question/Answer session with Producer/Director Darryl Roberts.
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DARRYL ROBERTS
AND “AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL” GET NATIONAL MEDIA ATTENTION!

Click on links to see interviews!

The Today Show

Good Morning America Now

CNN News

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WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING:

“POWERFUL MESSAGE”
– Roger Ebert

“EMBRACES A REMARKABLE ARRAY OF TOPICS”
– Variety

“AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE NOT JUST FOR WOMEN, BUT FOR EVERYONE”
– CBS

“ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT DOCUMENTARY FILMS OF THIS DECADE”
– The Daily Campus

“THOUGHT PROVOKING, FUNNY”

– AFI Dallas

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A Personal Message
from the Director



“Considering that we’re challenging an industry
that has been assaulting our self-esteem for a long time, this isn’t just a movie opening, it’s a movement. It’s how each and every one of us can say ENOUGH!

The reason I believe a movie about our unhealthy obsession with beauty is important is because it really affects young girls. The average girl, 8 to 18 years of age, doesn’t like her body, doesn’t feel she’s attractive and is contemplating dieting or even worse, plastic surgery.


This is very unhealthy because as we all know, a healthy self-esteem is the engine that makes you assertive, confident and ready to take on the world. Unfortunately, this has been taken away from a lot of us, so that some beauty companies can sell more products and the CEO’s of these companies can drive Bentley’s.”


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All of us with “America the Beautiful” appreciate
your support! We hope you will come out with friends and family, pass this letter on, and spread the word about “America the Beautiful.” We want everyone to share it’s important message!

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Trailer for “America the Beautiful”

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Click here to see the trailer

or copy and paste URL in your web browser
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y06bkDVCM6w

October 20, 2008   No Comments

Curvy Me Profiled on Hatch E-zine

I have been a fan of Melissa Grossman of Hatch, Life Coaching for Women, since I discovered her a year ago through Ladies Who Launch.  Melissa is gifted at cutting through the fluff and getting right to the core of an issue.  She describes herself as the “Fresh Approach Coach;” I would describe her approach as the ‘Refreshing Approach Coach,’  as well.

In the latest edition of her Hatch ezine, she interviewed me about The Curvy Life and my philosophy of body love.  I gained tremendous insights about myself as a result of the questions that she asked me.  In particular, her questions regarding my relationship with the camera shifted my perspective regarding my approach to body image in general and toward my own body specifically. I thank her for that gift.  And, how could I not love her for calling me “proudly curvaceous, voluptuously ambitious.” I think that I’m going to put that on my business cards.

I invite you to read this profile and to share your insights on your relationship with the camera, your big vision, and the big questions in your life.

Excerpt:

Meet Angela Stalcup – Proudly Curvaceous, Voluptuously Ambitious,

Angela Stalcup is one of several friends I’ve made through the Ladies Who Launch network.  In fact, I met her last November at the LWL Live Event in Atlanta when she sat in on an afternoon breakout session I facilitated.  Little did I know that on that very day the seeds for her blog, The Curvy Life, were about to break out and see sunlight. The mission behind Curvy Life is anything but petite.  If Angela has her way, it will change our expectations and perceptions around body image, our own bodies and thusly ourselves….[to continue]

October 10, 2008   No Comments