Monday, November 01, 2010

Special PG-13 Screening Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Nation's Leading Eating and Anxiety Disorders Treatment Center, Remuda Ranch

RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Is America obsessed with beauty? This controversial question is thoroughly explored, exposed and dissected in the compelling documentary

produced by filmmaker Darryl Roberts.

It's an especially relevant and crucial question in today's world as body image and self-image issues have become a critical issue affecting women and girls nationwide.

Since 1990 Remuda Ranch has treated more than 10,000 patients; as a part of this celebration, a special screening of "America the Beautiful" is coming to Richmond for one night only. The screening is set for Friday, November 12 at Virginia Commonwealth University, Harris Hall Auditorium, 1015 Floyd Avenue, Richmond, Virginia. To attend, please RSVP at

Special guest, Miss America 2008 Kirsten Haglund, will be in attendance and will participate in a special panel discussion after the screening. Kirsten's powerful platform for the Miss America pageant was eating disorders awareness. Darryl Roberts, the film's producer and director will be at the event and will participate in the panel discussion after the screening. The event is hosted by Remuda Ranch Programs for Eating and Anxiety Disorders, an inpatient and residential treatment center for women and girls with eating and anxiety disorders, and To Write Love on Her Arms, a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. The screening is open to the public. Space is limited.



Friday, November 12, 2010


6:30 p.m. Reception

7:30 p.m. Film Screening


Virginia Commonwealth University

Harris Hall Auditorium

Richmond, Virginia 23284

Tel: 804-827-0231

About Remuda Ranch Programs for Eating and Anxiety Disorders

Remuda Ranch offers inpatient and residential programs for individuals of all faiths suffering from eating or anxiety disorders. Each patient is treated by a multi-disciplinary team including a psychiatric and a primary care provider, registered dietitian, master's level therapist, psychologist and registered nurse. The professional staff equips each patient with the right tools to live a healthy, productive life. For more information, call 1-800-445-1900 or visit

About To Write Love on Her Arms

To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. Since 2006 we've responded to over 150,000 messages from more than 100 countries and invested over $700,000 directly to treatment and recovery. TWLOHA's founder Jamie Tworkowski has been a guest on CBS Sunday Morning, MSNBC,, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams and MTV. TWLOHA had a 6-page feature in Rolling Stone Magazine along with articles in Paste, Seventeen, Teen Vogue, Alternative Press and more. TWLOHA won the mtvU Woodie Award in the "Good Woodie" category against artists such as Alicia Keys and Wyclef Jean and won a full-page ad in USA TODAY for their America Wants twitter campaign. For more information, visit

About America the Beautiful

In almost 40,000 media messages a year, youthful Americans are being told that, unless they look like supermodels and rock stars, they're not good enough for anyone to love. It's a message that too many people are buying.

The hope of achieving these 'ideals' has consumers purchasing cosmetics, toiletries, fashion and plastic surgeries at increasingly dramatic rates. Has the 'American Dream' changed so much that it can only be achieved once we can perfectly emulate the super thin and sexy images of the ones we admire so much on the big screen and in pictures?

Filmmaker Darryl Roberts takes the audience on a two-year journey to examine America's obsession -- physical perfection. In "America the Beautiful," we learn secrets, confessions, and strikingly harsh realities as Roberts unearths the origins and deadly risks of our nation's quest for physical perfection. View the trailer at

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Dena Cabrera

SOURCE Remuda Ranch Programs for Eating and Anxiety Disorders

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