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Double-feature for Diversity Film Series

 

Last updated 11/17/2020 at 10:12am

"On Beauty"

The Edmonds Diversity Commission has a free double feature Saturday, Nov. 14 – on Zoom, of course.

It begins at noon. The Zoom link is https://bit.ly/38ucNpw. The meeting ID is 93658056612 and the passcode is 136173.

The films:

"On Beauty": From Emmy-nominated filmmaker Joanna Rudnick ("In the Family") and Chicago's Kartemquin Films comes a story about challenging norms and redefining beauty. "On Beauty" follows fashion photographer Rick Guidotti, who left the fashion world when he grew frustrated with having to work within the restrictive parameters of the industry's standard of beauty.

After a chance encounter with a young woman who had the genetic condition albinism, Rick re-focused his lens on those too often relegated to the shadows to change the way we see and experience beauty. 31 minutes

In "Fat Boy Chronicles," Jimmy Winterpock at age 14 is 5'5 and weighs 188 pounds. Outside the comfort of his family and church, life for Jimmy is a constant struggle. The cruel taunts of his classmates make going to school or playing sports a humiliating experience. Yet, he still manages to focus on his goals: to lose weight and win over the girl of his dreams. 78 minutes

There will be a Q&A after both films with the producer, cinematographer, and cast of "the Fat Boy Chronicles": Producer Mike Buchanan; Christopher Rivera, the actor playing lead character Jimmy Winterpock; Jeremy Osbern, cinematographer; and Cole Carson, the actor playing Robb Thurman.

More detailed information about the films, including full synopses and movie trailers, is available at http://www.diversity.edmondswa.gov.

 

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