Shooting Beauty

Shooting Beauty

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

As part of Dialogue on Disability, WXXI is proud to present two free screenings of Shooting Beauty at the Little Theatre.

This film puts the viewer in Courtney Bent's shoes as she overcomes her own unspoken prejudices and begins inventing cameras accessible to her new friends with significant disabilities.

Join us at the Little Theatre for a free screening of Shooting Beauty on Monday, January 14, 2013 at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Immediately following the 6 p.m. screening, the film's producer Courtney Bent will join us live via Skype for an interview and talk back.

This film is not viewable online, but you can order a DVD copy here: .

Shooting Beauty, the eight-time audience award-winning documentary, tells the inspirational story of an aspiring fashion photographer, Courtney Bent, whose career takes an unexpected turn when she discovers a hidden world of beauty at a center for people with significant disabilities. Courtney's efforts snowball into an award-winning photography program called "Picture This"—and becomes the backdrop for an eye-opening story about romance, loss and laughter that will challenge what you thought you knew about living with a disability—and without one.

Shooting Beauty is part of Dialogue on Disability: The Herman & Margaret Schwartz Community Series, a partnership between WXXI and Al Sigl Community of Agencies. The week-long programming intiative is designed to encourage community dialogue about the abilities of people with physical and intellectual disabilities and the importance of inclusion. Dialogue on Disability runs January 7-14, 2013.