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Body Typed: Short Films on Perfection

August 10, 2010

Women's Media Center is proud to partner with Paradigm Shift in hosting a screening and discussion event of Body Typed, a series of short films that use humor to raise serious concerns about the marketplace of commercial illusion and unrealizable standards of physical perfection.  The event will be held on August 18 at 6:30 PM at  354 West 45th Street in New York City.  You can buy tickets  to the event here.  Watch the trailer and read more information below.  Hope to see you there!

PARADIGM SHIFT: NYC’S FEMINIST COMMUNITY Proudly Presents

BODY TYPED short films on perfection Screening & Discussion Featuring

JESSE EPSTEIN, Sundance award-winning Filmmaker

part of The Tank’s “Liberal Arts Summer School” series

BODY TYPED is a series of short films that use humor to raise serious concerns about the marketplace of commercial illusion and unrealizable standards of physical perfection.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18th at 6:30 pm Just outside the Feminist District The Tank- 354 West 45th Street (between 8th & 9th Ave.) Subway: A,C,E to 42nd Street/Times Square

Cost: $12 students/ pre-paid, $15 at door BUY TICKETS NOW- LIMITED SEATING: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/117245

Facebook invite: http://bit.ly/cofvXX

WET DREAMS AND FALSE IMAGES When Dee-Dee the barber learns about the art of photo-retouching, he may never look at his “wall of beauty” the same way again. Short Subject Jury Award, 2004 Sundance Film Festival

THE GUARANTEE A dancer’s hilarious story about his prominent nose and the effect if has on his career. Best Short Film, 2007 Newport International Film Festival

34×25x36 A look at mannequins, religion, and perfection. SXSW, Full Frame, True/False, National PBS Broadcast on POV

This project is being executive produced by Judith Helfand, Wendy Ettinger, Julie Parker Benello Produced in association with Chicken & Egg Pictures and The Fledgling Fund

JESSE EPSTEIN: http://www.JesseDocs.com http://www.newday.com/films/Body_Typed.html Jesse grew up in Boston, Mass. She received an MA in documentary film from NYU. Jesse was recently selected for “25 New Faces of Independent Film” by Filmmaker Magazine. She distributes films through New Day Films, and edits the Shooting People daily bulletin.

PARTNERS INCLUDE: Manhattan Young Democrats NOW NYS Young Feminist Task Force RippleEffectArtists.org Soapbox Inc. The Woodhull Institute for Ethical Leadership Women's Media Center

PARTNERS WELCOME: Join as a supporting organization Subject Line: 8/18 Partner Email: JWeis@paradigmshiftnyc.com

ABOUT PARADIGM SHIFT: NYC’S FEMINIST COMMUNITY: http://www.ParadigmShiftNYC.com Use the “F” word. Change NYC. Change the World.

Paradigm Shift, the critically acclaimed and largest feminist event series/community group in the New York City metropolitan area, hosts monthly lectures and discussion groups to spotlight leaders in feminist thought, ranging from artists and academics to filmmakers and policy activists. TimeOut New York rated Paradigm Shift’s events “Critics’ Pick” seven times, an unprecedented honor among progressive organizations.

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