About the Film:
Join WXXI and the Golisano Foundation for a special Move to Include screening of On Beauty Thursday, September 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Little Theatre (L5). The event is free and open to the public.
The documentary, from Emmy-nominated “In The Family” filmmaker Joanna Rudnick and Chicago’s Kartemquin Films, 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 and uses it to challenge convention and redefine beauty with the help of two extraordinary women.
Rick’s name may sound familiar to you because he visited Rochester in 2015 when the Golisano Foundation, in celebration of its 30th anniversary, brought him to the George Eastman Museum to photograph twenty individuals with disabilities. WXXI captured his visit in a special Arts InFocus segment that will also screen Thursday evening.
The evening will conclude with an audience Q&A with Rick, who will be in town for the screening.