Theatrical premiere in LA, NY part of exciting summer

June 25, 2015

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We are thrilled to announce that “On Beauty” is coming to theaters! Joanna Rudnick’s latest award-winning documentary short will premiere in theaters on Friday, July 24 at the Laemmle Music Hall in Beverly Hills, Calif. and run daily until July 30. The film will then have a week-long theatrical run in New York beginning on July 31 at Cinema Village.

Read the full press release.

This comes in the midst of a busy summer for the film and social movement dedicated to redefine beauty. Jayne Waithera received the 2015 Nelson Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. Through this leadership program Jayne will spend the summer studying right around the block from Joanna at the University of California – Berkeley. She will end the trip in August with a summit in Washington DC where she will meet President Obama. We are currently planning additional screening events in the Bay Area and DC while Jayne is in town.

Jayne and Joanna in Oakland 1

“On Beauty” will also be part of the annual conferences for many of our partner organizations. We are scheduled to screen on July 12 during the Sturge-Weber Foundation’s conference in Chicago where Rick Guidotti and the film’s outreach coordinator, Stephanie Sunata, will lead a discussion about the film and movement. Rick will also help present the film on July 27 in Salt Lake City for the Chromosome 18 Registry and on Aug. 9 back in Chicago for the Marfan Foundation.

“On Beauty” will also screen for free on Aug. 12 at the Chicago Cultural Center as the audience award winner of last year’s Chicago International Film Festival. The event will include a panel discussion with the film’s editor, Liz Kaar, and other special guests.

This will be the second encore screening of the summer after the film screened during the best of the fest event at the Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival, where the film won the audience award winner for best documentary short. Other exciting events from earlier in the summer include being part of the Midwest Independent Film Festival’s female filmmakers night and the Center for Disability Rights film series in honor of the 25th anniversary of the ADA.


  • Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. If the beholder lacks self rspect, is biogoted, or taught hatred of others beauty does not exist for him/her.
    Did we “CHRISTIANS” forget Jesus’ commandmant to LOVE one another?

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