Monday, August 31, 2009

Fellows' Film Premiers Tonight on HBO

Tune in to HBO this evening at 9 p.m. (EST) for the broadcast premier of Youth Knows No Pain, a documentary by New York filmmaker Mitch McCabe.

From Variety:  "Youth Knows No Pain subjects America's anti-aging obsession to an intimate, often unflattering closeup, and with an appreciable lack of vanity, director Mitch McCabe also holds up her own face -- lines, imperfections and all -- for the camera's scrutiny. McCabe's unique perspective as a plastic surgeon's daughter informs this lively, candid and thoughtful piece, which avoids the fashionable alarmism of so many social-issue docs as it weighs the costs and benefits of wrinkle creams, breast implants and Botox injections and allows viewers to decide for themselves.  Elsewhere, Youth Knows No Pain smartly and amusingly sends up the $60 billion anti-aging industry..."

Mitch's films have received several awards and screened at hundreds of festivals and venues. She began making documentary films at Harvard College and studied narrative filmmaking at New York University’s MFA Program. Her first film, Playing the Part screened at Sundance Film Festival, New Directors / New Films, and won several awards, including an Academy Award in the Student category.

Photo from mitchmccabe.com

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