FILM NIGHT: BEAUTY BITES BEAST (Meet the Film Makers!)
October 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
“Beauty Bites Beast” sets out to answer this question and vanquish the barriers to teaching women and girls unarmed verbal and physical empowerment self-defense, while focusing on some of the surprising benefits: confidence, leadership, and self-esteem. Journey with Ellen Snortland — journalist, author, and activist — as she explores the many myths and misunderstandings that surround women learning to defend themselves.
The film highlights groups of women from different parts of the world as they embark on one of the most transformational experiences of their lives: learning full-force, full-impact self-defense that uses what ALL human beings already have: their brains, voices and bodies. As one participant states, “I am alive today because I fought.” You will hear from experts in law enforcement, social work, education, law and more as they address the resistance and opposition to women’s self-defense, as well as those who advocate that verbal and physical self-defense for women should be as universally accepted and available as swimming lessons.
Consider that one-third of all women and girls worldwide are assaulted during their lifetime, and chances are they didn’t fight back. Why is this, when females of other species would? “Beauty Bites Beast” sets out to answer this question and vanquish the barriers to teaching women and girls unarmed verbal and physical empowerment-based self-defense. The film flips ideas about female helplessness, as women undertake the transformative experience of learning verbal, emotional and physical techniques and reclaim their lives. How often can you say with certainty that a movie will save lives? This one already has.
Local Pasadena Weekly journalist, Ellen Snortland, and writer/director/producer of Beauty Bites Beast will be joining us, with her husband and the coproducer of Beauty Bites Beast, Ken Gruberman, who is also the music producer on the film!
We will be serving our delicious stove-top, sprouted organic popcorn, with Organic Pastures cultured butter, and sea salt (FREE on FILM NIGHT!)
Member Ticket: $5