Sep 13, 2008
07:00PM - 09:30PM
"America The Beautiful: Is America Obsessed With Beauty?"
Benefit sponsored by Andrea's Voice Foundation
500 First Street, Napa, CA
Event Description





Andrea’s Voice Foundation presents

The Northern California Premiere Screening of



7PM, Saturday, September 13th

Copia, The American Center for Wine, Food & The Arts, 500 First Street, Napa, CA  

WINNER: AUDIENCE AWARD - Giffon Hollywood Film Festival 2007

WINNER: BEST DOCUMENTARY - Beloit International Film Festival 2008

WINNER: BEST DIRECTOR - Chicago International Film Festival 2007

WINNER: U.N. RIGHTS OF THE CHILD - Chicago Children’s Film Festival 2007

This exclusive, one-night only screening of the award winning groundbreaking documentary, “America The Beautiful: Is America Obsessed With Beauty?” explores the issues surrounding this country’s obsession with beauty. The screening will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday, September 13 at Copia, The American Center for Wine, Food & The Arts, 500 First Street, Napa.

The benefit, sponsored by Andrea’s Voice Foundation, includes a community forum with  award winning director, writer, and producer Darryl Roberts and other experts in the field of eating disorders and body image issues.

“We hope this event prompts needed dialog about the ways we can help our children and each other redefine our concepts of beauty,” said Doris Smeltzer, co-founder with husband Tom of the non-profit Andrea’s Voice Foundation which was established

to honor their 19-year-old daughter, Andrea, who died after one year of bulimic behaviors.  The foundation’s mission is to lead conversation about the cause and prevention of eating disorders and weight-related issues.

The Smeltzers appear briefly in this film, sharing the devastation caused from the death of their daughter and the ways they may have contributed to that death.

The film, recipient of numerous awards, has been screened in Chicago and New York and has been acclaimed by film credit Roger Ebert as “3 Stars… Powerful message … a film that might rescue the lives of some girls age 12 and up.”

Roberts, President of Sensory Overload Entertainment, is celebrated both in the U.S. and internationally for “How U Like Me Now,” the highly acclaimed independent film about relationships in the 90's. He began his career as an on-air personality for radio station WKKC-FM in Chicago and other credits include being host of WMAQ-TV's Sunday morning news program Hollywood Hype as well as directing some of Europe's hottest commercials and music videos, including a music video for Gloria Gaynor's European comeback, entitled “I Never Knew.”

Other event highlights include a wine social and raffle. Proceeds will help create a Napa-based eating disorder/body image issues resource and support center Tax-deductible tickets for this R rated movie (language/sexual references) are $30 advance, $40/door.  For tickets, visit (Napa) or call 1-877-725-8849. For more information about Andrea’s Voice Foundation, visit

Media contact only: Karen Pierce Gonzalez Public Relations


Fee: $40.00

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