Saturday, August 9, 2008

Seen any good movies lately?

Check out "America the Beautiful," a documentary that explores America's obsession with beauty. 

From its New York debut to Chicago, where it won Best Director at the Chicago International Film Festival 2007, it's now in Seattle for the next week (AMC Loews Uptown).

The film takes a witty and entertaining, but serious look at what the film makers perceive to be the fashion industry's direct assault on the self-esteem of women.  It examines the relationship between America's definition of beauty and the increasing incidence of eating disorders, not only in the United States, but worldwide. 

It certainly doesn't provide all the answers, but it's gaining momentum, and we think it has a lot to say. 

Go to to learn more. 

Contributed by Monica Van Winkle 

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