Harper College

“Embrace” film screening to explore body image issues

Harper College will hold a film screening of “Embrace” — a social impact documentary that explores the issue of body image. The free event will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, October 19, in the Building J Theatre on the College’s main campus, 1200 W. Algonquin Road in Palatine.

“Embrace” is told from the point of view of Taryn Brumfitt as she traverses the globe talking to experts, women in the street and well-known personalities about the alarming rates of body image issues that are seen in people of all body types. In her affable and effervescent style, Taryn bares all (literally) to explore the factors contributing to this problem and seeks to find solutions.

After 24 months of traveling, interviewing, production and post production, Taryn and the “Embrace” team have created a film that is relevant, relatable, highly engaging — but above all life changing.

At its world premiere at the 2016 Sydney Film Festival, “Embrace” made it into the festival directors’ top-five picks and was nominated for the Documentary Australia Foundation Award for Best Documentary.

The film contains nudity. The Harper College Cultural Arts Committee is sponsoring the screening.

For tickets, contact the Harper College Box Office at 847.925.6100 or harpercollege.edu/boxoffice.

Last Updated: 3/14/24