Saturday, May 8, 2010

FREE SATURDAY SCREENINGS National Geographic Series

May 8th, 2010 @ 3:00 PM

Dir. Lauren Greenfield (USA: 2004), 102 mins.

With unprecedented access and an unflinching eye, THIN offers an emotional journey through the world of eating disorders. Photographer Lauren Greenfield, in her directing debut, filmed over a six-month period at the Renfrew Center, a residential facility for the treatment of eating disorders in South Florida.

The documentary focuses on four women struggling with anorexia and bulimia. Greenfield’s camera follows them to places most have never ventured: one-on-one and group therapy sessions, emotionally wrought mealtimes, early morning weigh-ins, heated arguments with staff, and tense encounters with family members.

As the film follows these individuals, it also explores the institution that is their home, investigating the process of treatment, the culture of rehab, and the relationships, rules and rituals that define everyday life in an institution.

Kids + Money
Dir. Lauren Greenfield (USA: 2008) 32 mins.

Money Talks. Teens in Los Angeles discuss money: getting it, spending it and learning to live without it. Kids + Money is an original short film by award-winning filmmaker and photographer Lauren Greenfield.