Sun, Oct 08|
The Orpheum Theater
Karen Carpenter: Starving for Perfection movie @ Tallgrass Film Festival
Badass Women of Wichita Alliance are thrilled to be a Community Partner for this important film about Karen's quest for perfection and a public battle with anorexia nervosa, which ended with her untimely death at the age of only 32.
Time & Location
Oct 08, 1:00 PM – Oct 09, 3:00 PM
The Orpheum Theater, 200 N Broadway Wichita, KS 67202
About the event
Join the Badass Women of Wichita Alliance for this documentary about the life and untimely death of musician Karen Carpenter.
Jill Miller, founder of Badass Women of Wichita Alliance and Headmistress of the Finishing School for Modern Women, will discuss the film with the filmmakers immediately following the film.
Tickets for this event must be purchased from the Tallgrass Film Festival. Get your ticket online here: https://tff23.eventive.org/films/64d55b4f3d583e0066655125
Just because you're in our Badass network, you get 30% off with the code BAWOMENICT
About the movie:
She’d only just begun. Forty years after her death, this captivating, revealing, and unvarnished documentary provides astounding new insight into the singer's tragically short life and enduring musical legacy.
She was the first in a long line of celebrities to suffer from an eating disorder during an era when the vastly misunderstood phenomenon brought shame and public humiliation. For the first time, we hear Karen Carpenter's personal struggle in her own voice through never-before released recordings and through the legendary voices of those who knew her and were inspired by her music.
As the #1 American musical act of the 1970s, the Carpenters were on top of the world, producing a string of pop masterpieces, including "Close to You," "We've Only Just Begun," and "Rainy Days and Mondays." But behind closed doors, Karen's quest for perfection resulted in low self-esteem, a disheartening love life, and a public battle with anorexia nervosa, which ended with her untimely death at the age of only 32. Forty years after her death comes KAREN CARPENTER: STARVING FOR PERFECTION, a captivating, revealing, and unvarnished documentary providing astounding new insight into the singer's tragically short life and enduring musical legacy.
Check out the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zVIlAitMFU