Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Washington DC Premiere - America The Beautiful


America the Beautiful:

How America's Obsession with Beauty Contributes to Eating Disorders

Washington DC Premiere - September 10, 2008

Hosted by the Eating Disorders Coalition

“America the Beautiful,” an independent film that is an indictment of our country’s beauty industry, has received high praise from reviewers and RAVE reviews from the eating disorder community. Roger Ebert declared it a "POWERFUL MESSAGE." To honor and spotlight the screening, and its myth-deflating message, EDC has scheduled a day of events to celebrate the Washington DC premiere of the film.

The EDC is in the forefront of creating legislation to educate the public about media’s impact on society, and how irresponsible media affects sufferers and their loved ones. The FREED Act, an EDC initiative, targets education in addition to research and treatment. We believe this film, and the conversation it is creating, is valuable and timely as we gather sponsors and support for this bill.

Congressional Briefing, United States Capitol Room H-137

Hosted by, Congressman Jim Ramstad (R-MN)

Speakers: Julie Holland, Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, Darryl Roberts, and Jenni Schaffer



Reception with special guest filmmaker Darryl Roberts

720 7th Street NW, Suite 300

Price: $40 Junior Tickets, $70 Regular Tickets

Reception Tickets Include one movie ticket

7:00pm – 9:30pm

Screening: America The Beautiful followed by a Q & A with the filmmaker Darryl Roberts.

E Street Theater

555 E Street NW (10th and 11th)

Price: $15 online/$20 door

For more information, and to register for these events and buy movie tickets, visit

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