Show the films together or separately to start important conversations!
WET DREAMS AND FALSE IMAGES, 12 min. (Winner: Sundance Film Festival, ALA/ YALSA Award)
Exposes the art of digital photo-retouching.
How do images of perfect female beauty influence men’s perceptions of real women? And, how we see ourselves?
THE GUARANTEE, 11 min. (Winner: Best Short Film - Newport International Film Festival)
Teasing, self-perception, cultural identity, and plastic surgery.
How would changing our bodies to try to fit an image alter the way we see ourselves? -- Or even who we are?
A dancer’s hilarious story about his prominent “Italian” nose and the effect it has on his career.
34x25x36, 8 min. (National PBS Broadcast on POV)
A look at mannequins, religion and perfection.
Enter the inner workings of the Patina V Mannequin Factory and see what goes into making “the ideal woman of the moment” — in plastic.
"Recommended for academic and public libraries, Body Typed is an excellent instructional and discussion resource for communication, media, psychology, and gender curricula."
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"Jesse Epstein is unparalleled in her ability to engage audiences by making fresh the discussion of media's influence on notions of physical beauty. Humorous yet introspective, Epstein's work is forthright in leading us to untangle the reasons why we hold both ourselves and others to unrealistic standards. Paradigm Shift NYC's screening and discussion of Body Typed with Jesse Epstein was fascinating, far-reaching, very enjoyable and memorable."
- Meredith Villano, Co-Founder/Director Paradigm Shift NYC
We're thrilled to announce a recent screening of 34x25x36 at The Museum of Modern Art!
BODY TYPED Film Clips:
Winner: Sundance Film Festival - Short Subject Jury Award
Winner: Newport International Film Festival - Best Short Film