NYC PREMEIERE A thought-provoking and candid documentary about what it means to be Black and beautiful, and the role of historical representation that the media has played in creating an image of Black women in society. Told from the perspective of women who aren’t afraid to challenge conventional beauty standards, the film is partially set at the 50th Anniversary of the Miss Black America Pageant, a beauty pageant that was created as a political protest. – Ruth Somalo

The November 16th screening will be followed by a Q&A with Director Jennifer Holness and film subjects Ryann Richardson.

This film contains the following accessibility options for viewers:
Closed Captioning for in-person screenings at IFC Center and Cinepolis Chelsea

All in-person screening venues provide hearing impaired listening devices upon request with venue management.

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Director: Jennifer Holness
Producer: Jennifer Holness, Sudz Sutherland
Writer: Jennifer Holness
Cinematographer: Ricardo Diaz, Iris Ng
Editor: Lawrence Jackman
Music: A. Teddi Jones Tjernagel
Language: English
Country: Canada
Year: 2021
Publicist: Hungry Eyes Media
US Distributor: Mesh Media