I'm really excited to finally see the screening of "BODY TYPED short films on perfection," which will include a discussion featuring Sundance award-winning filmmaker Jesse Epstein. It's brought to you by Paradigm Shift which has fabulous programs all year round.
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:
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
More info on the films and Jesse is here.
Here are the event details:
Wednesday, August 18th at 6:30 pm
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
Or check out the Facebook invite.