ASI approves $2,000 to Anchor Club for film screening

Esteban Ramirez

Editor-in-Chief

 

The Anchor Club was awarded $2,070 for its film screening of “On Beauty” at the March 11 Associated Students Inc. board of directors meeting.

The film screening will be on April 21 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Student Union.

Anchor Club Treasurer Eric King presented the screening event to the board and where the money is going to.

King said the event will discuss the idea of beauty in many forms to demonstrate that beauty is not about perfection.

King said it is a film about fashion photographer Rick Guidotti who became disenchanted with the fashion industry and the narrow constraints of what beauty was.

“People with disabilities are portrayed a certain way,” King said. “They have very uncomplimentary photos. They put black bars over their eyes to conceal their anonymity and he began taking pictures of people with disabilities, specifically in this film.

“The pictures he took were fashion quality with beauty in mind and kind of trying to bring awareness to the fact that beauty is a spectrum as opposed to a straight line that is presented in the fashion industry.”

The film is $300, but most of the costs will be toward the honorarium and to bring the film maker, Joanna Rudnick, onto campus and hotel fees.

The film is 30 minutes long and will be open to the whole campus. Rudnick will also be part of a panel discussion after the film screening.

“When I first heard him bring up what it is about, it was something so interesting and so unique in itself,” said ASI Director of Sustainability Oscar Alvarez. “It offers a different perspective. I think we should really push for the kind of stuff we want to see on campus.”

ASI Executive Vice President Jennifer Sanchez said it is something that relates to every single student on campus.

“We are going to go our whole lives watching and seeing different ads of models with the conventional beauty,” Sanchez said.