WINNER: Best of Show K-12, 2015 National Media Market!
"ON BEAUTY is, quite simply, a masterful example of how cinema can serve as a humanizing force in the world.
We need films like this." RogerEbert.com
"My students absolutely loved the film. They were still talking about it several days later."
Teacher, Big Sky Doc Film Festival
ON BEAUTY is the winner of the Best of Show (K-12) Award at this year's National Media Market! NMM attendees agree that ON BEAUTY is the premiere film to address issues of health, body image, bullying and disabilities. Watch an exclusive clip from the film!
From Emmy®-nominated filmmaker Joanna Rudnick 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.
The ON BEAUTY team has created an educational guide that includes an accredited lesson plan designed to help young people rethink how we see and treat beauty in ourselves and others.
Since our beginnings in 1972, WMM has grown from a feminist filmmakers' collective into an industry-leading nonprofit media arts organization and distributor. For over 40 years, WMM has transformed the landscape of filmmaking for women directors and producers, bringing the issues facing women around the world to screens everywhere. Now, with more than 550 films in our catalog, including Academy®, Emmy®, Peabody and Sundance nominees and award winners, WMM is the largest distributor of films by and about women in the world. Women Make Movies. By Women. About Women. For Everyone.
Women Make Movies gratefully acknowledges the support of our funders: The National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. The Andy Warhol Foundation, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.