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The Illusionists NYC Premiere

The Illusionists NYC Premiere

Event Description

We’re excited to announce that the New York City premiere of The Illusionists (director’s cut / 85 minutes) will take place on Wednesday November 2nd at Impact Hub. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Elena Rossini, moderated by Monica McCarthy.

Seating is limited so we highly recommend you reserve a spot ASAP. Please register here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1166855216714803/

EVENING SCHEDULE:

6:30pm: Doors open
7:00pm: Brief intro / Start of the screening
8:30pm: End of the screening / Conversation with filmmaker Elena Rossini moderated by Monica McCarthy

Light snacks provided + BYOB

ABOUT THE FILM:

The Illusionists is a critically acclaimed documentary about the globalization of beauty, shot in eight countries, across four continents.

SYNOPSIS:

Sex sells. What sells even more? Insecurity. Multi-billion dollar industries saturate our lives with images of unattainable beauty, exporting body hatred from New York to Beirut to Tokyo. Their target? Women, and increasingly men and children. The Illusionists turns the mirror on media, exposing the absurd, sometimes humorous, and shocking images that seek to enslave us.

PRAISE FOR THE ILLUSIONISTS:

“The genius of this piece is in its simplicity. A revelatory primer on the global manipulation of perception and consumption, The Illusionists should be required viewing in every school - and possibly every home.”

– Joss Whedon, film & TV director, screenwriter and producer (The Avengers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

ABOUT IMPACT HUB:

Impact Hub is a membership-based, community space that connects local innovators to the resources they need to accelerate positive impact.

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