Beauty Day to Premiere at MoMA in NYC This March

Some exciting news! Beauty Day has been officially selected to screen as a part of The Museum of Modern Art's Canadian Front programming next month. Each year MoMA showcases eight Canadian films as an "annual survey of notable recent films from both English- and French-speaking Canada." This year there are two docs; our own Beauty Day and Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie. Have a look at their synopsis of our film:

Before the body-threatening antics of Jackass came crashing into public consciousness, there was Ontario’s Ralph Zavadil, aka Cap'n Video, who cascaded off roofs into snowbanks, jumped off ladders into half-empty swimming pools, and drank eggs through his nostrils. Beauty Day is a rambunctious documentary about this irrepressible pioneer of local-access cable shenanigans who entertained and outraged viewers in the small city of St. Catharines—until a special Easter Show, featuring a fat rabbit and adorable puppies (none of which were hurt), got him kicked off the air for good. With a nod to Werner Herzog, Cheel follows the life and times of Cap'n Video and finds that the Cap'n is still quite a firecracker.

I'm not too sure of the details but I assume tickets will be available for purchase in the near future via the MoMA website. Until then, here are the screening dates:

Sunday, March 20, 2011, 5:30 p.m., Theater 1, T1

Monday, March 21, 2011, 4:00 p.m., Theater 3, mezzanine, Education and Research Building

If you're in the NYC area, be sure to attend!

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