Friday, October 17, 2008

America the Beautiful

Anyone out there see this movie yet? I'd love to hear a report from someone who's actually had a chance to watch it. It hasn't come to Syracuse yet as far as I know. The trailer, which you can watch online, looks great.

8 comments:

Rhillian said...

You might want to look into going today? Because according to the "Theaters Listings" link on their site it's playing in Syracuse today.

Rhillian said...

Sorry to spam, but here's a link to the people showing the film:

http://www.opheliasplace.org/upcoming.html

Tari said...

I saw it quite awhile back, when it was being test screened in Chicago. IT IS AWESOME. The director's been taking it to festivals and doing city-specific releases over the past couple years, but it's moved very slowly and found a lot of opposition in the beauty and advertising industries (surprise).

If you get a chance to see it, I highly recommend it. I'm waiting for the DVD release, so I can buy a copy for everyone I know!

Harriet said...

Thanks, Rhillian! I couldn't make it tonight but am glad to know it's here, even if I can't see it. Tari, thanks for the recommendation!

Libby said...

I've not seen it myself, but my dietitian saw it at a conference and said that it is a must see. I'll definitely be looking for screenings.

(I read you via the ED-blogs feed -- first time commenting!)

Anonymous said...

I saw it and while I thought it was good and thought provoking, I think the filmmaker tried to cover too much ground.... it was like he tried to delve into 55 issues at once and thus only skimmed the surface of each. That being said it was still a very good film and I would recommend seeing it.

Anonymous said...

People I know say the movie covers clinical eating disorders superficially, and it promotes myths about the role of families in causation. Among other things, the movie gives prominence to an old school therapist. Harriet, I'll be interested in your review of the film, if you end up seeing it.

Hungry Waif said...

I was in the treatment center Carolyn Costin started (the commentator at the end of the film when the credits came up) when the movie screened in L.A. in August. I discharged from there about four weeks ago and I must say it was the best treatment I could hace asked for. Its true what carolyn said, that its hard to believe women (models) get paid 30,000$ to be so sickly thin, and here I am paying that much for treatment for being too thin!