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ThinkSpot Cinema Series - EMBRACE by Taryn Brumfitt - hosted by Amanda Bolg...
Fri, 21 April 2017, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT
When Arryn TerSmitte and Amanda Bolger independently suggested bringing EMBRACE to the Lowville Schoolhouse Cinema Series it was a big hint this movie was resonating with people.
So we have booked a date and on Friday April 21st at 7:00pm THiNKSPOT invites you to the showing of EMBRACE. Pizza and apple cider will be available at 6:30PM for anyone with a reserved ticket
You can watch the trailer and learn more about the movement that Tarryn Brumfitt has started here. If you are interested in coming together to watch this movie and engage in a conversation post-movie about your thoughts and insights please RSVP on the link above.
For those of you willing to jump in and say yes - here is some quick information for you:
“EMBRACE is a social impact documentary that explores the issue of body image. The project has been supported by nearly 9000 Kickstarter pledgers who responded to a fundraising trailer I released in 2014, which has now had over 25 million internet views.
"The inspiration for EMBRACE came about after I posted an unconventional before-and-after image on the internet in 2013 that sparked an international media frenzy. The image, which embraces body diversity, was seen by over 100 million people worldwide and led to hundreds of interviews and articles. But I soon realized how restrictive 4-minute TV interviews, 800 word articles and 140 characters on Twitter can be. This issue needed a louder voice on a bigger platform, so the idea of creating the documentary EMBRACE was born.” – Embrace Director Taryn Brumfitt
Embrace is told from the point of view of Taryn as she traverses the globe talking to experts, women in the street and well-known personalities about the alarming rates of body image issues that are seen in people of all body types. In her affable and effervescent style, Taryn bares all (literally) to explore the factors contributing to this problem and seeks to find solutions.
After 24 months of travelling, interviewing, production and post-production Taryn and the Embrace team have created a film that is relevant, relatable, highly engaging – but above all life changing.
Embrace had its world premiere at the 2016 Sydney Film Festival, where it made it into the festival directors’ top 5 picks and was nominated for the Documentary Australia Foundation Award for Best Documentary