I think few would disagree that beauty is placed on a pedestal in our
society. Flawless figures, youthful skin, and unattainable clothing
pervade our everyday lives–in magazines, on TV, and in stores. Most of
us know (to some degree) that we’ll never look like the airbrushed
models on magazine covers or the waif-thin cat walkers on the runway.
Yet, that doesn’t necessarily stop us from trying, and it certainly
doesn’t prevent us from judging the way we look in comparison.
Darryl Roberts probes the question: “Does America have an unhealthy
obsession with beauty?” in his moving (and sometimes humorous) documentary America the Beautiful.
The critically acclaimed, 105-minute film plays for two days only in
Minneapolis–showings tonight and tomorrow night at Lagoon Cinema. In
addition, Roberts will be present following each show to participate in
a community forum. The event is sponsored by The Emily Program and tickets, $15, are available at the theater box office or at www.landmarktheatres.com.
Wednesday, Nov. 19: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 20: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
The Lagoon Cinema, 1320 Lagoon Ave., Mpls.