About Face

Posted January 23, 2012 in ,
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Still from About Face

One of the great aspects of the Sundance Film Festival is the variety of documentaries in the programming. Whether it’s an entrenched war documentary or a simple glimpse at the history of an unfamiliar subject, attendees are delightfully bombarded with various engrossing options. Portrait photographer turned director Timothy Greenfield-Sanders points a video camera instead of his usual photography setup at a group of the most celebrated models in “About Face” to discuss the history of the profession. Greenfield-Sanders keeps the project about beauty as modest as possible and grants his interviewees the chance to openly chat about drug use, sexism, racism and the change in imagery from decade to decade. To hear these tales of pleasure and grief from the still amazingly beautiful Christie Brinkley, Jerry Hall, Isabella Rossellini and Christy Turlington (to name a few) offers an unexpected darker gaze into the elitist world of fashion. “About Face” offers a humble tale of struggle and triumph that young viewers, especially females, can engage and absorb a positive message through.

Screenings:

Time: 3:00 pm Date: 1/25/2012  Venue: Screening Room, Sundance Resort

Time: 11:30 am Date: 1/26/2012 Venue: Library Center Theatre

Time: 9:30 pm Date: 1/27/2012 Venue: Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center

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Still from About Face