Archive for March, 2007

FOX 4 Interview with Gerren Taylor »

Film Shows Skinny Stress in Model Biz DALLAS — Imagine being a size 4, yet being called ‘obese.’ That’s one day in a model’s life as shown in a documentary that premiered this week at the Dallas AFI Festival. FOX 4′s John Hammarley spoke with that model as she spread the word about the overwhelming […]

Samantha Urban Review »

AFI documentary ‘America the Beautiful’ enlightens and entertains By: Samantha Urban, Associate Entertainment Editor, surban@smu.edu Posted: 3/30/07 “America the Beautiful,” written, directed, narrated and produced by Darryl Roberts, is one of the most important documentary films of this decade. In a society where “celebutantes” like Paris Hilton dominate newsstands and models who weigh less than […]

Actor’s Corner: Michael Beach Interview »

Sunday, March 25, 2007 Actor’s Corner: Michael Beach, AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL What is pretty? Who looks good? Who are we trying to please when we scrutinize ourselves in the mirror? Darryl Roberts’ documentary AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL (7:15 p.m., March 26 @ Magnolia and again at 10 p.m. on March 28) poses the big and intimate […]

Samantha Urban Review »

AFI documentary ‘America the Beautiful’ enlightens and entertains Samantha Urban, Associate Entertainment Editor, surban@smu.edu Issue date: 3/30/07 Section: Entertainment “America the Beautiful,” written, directed, narrated and produced by Darryl Roberts, is one of the most important documentary films of this decade. In a society where “celebutantes” like Paris Hilton dominate newsstands and models who weigh […]

America the Beautiful, My Word »

I just went to a film screening at the first AFI Dallas Film Festival, for a documentary film called America the Beautiful by Darryl Roberts. The film centered around the burgeoning culture of beauty in America, it’s influence on world culture, and the dangers it presents to young women, and it’s influence on society at […]

AFI Dallas – He Done Good »

This entry was posted on 3/27/2007 10:28 AM and is filed under Dallas,Events. I went to the screening of the documentary America the Beautiful last night at the Magnolia Theater for the AFI DALLAS International Film Festival. My wonderful friend Steve accompanied me and we had a wonderful time. It was a bit chaotic upon […]

Are We Obsessed with Beauty? »

America the Beautiful is my 2 year journey into the world of beauty obsession, pop culture and plastic surgery. Leading up to this sadistic epiphany, you couldn’t turn on the TV without seeing some new television show about someone trying to be a top model or someone getting nipped or tucked. That’s when it hit […]

America The Beautiful Forces Look in the Mirror »

Film on America’s Unhealthy Obsession With Beauty Set to Make World Premiere at the AFI Dallas International Film Festival. Chicago, IL (BlackNews.com) – From Barbie Dolls to pop stars, America has an unquenchable thirst for physical perfection. It’s this obsession with beauty and glamour that is the focus of America the Beautiful, making its world […]