Directed by Joanna Rudnick • Documentary • With Rick Guidotti • 2014 • 31 minutes
ON BEAUTY is the latest film from award-winning filmmaker Joanna Rudnick and Chicago’s Kartemquin Films. The film looks at beauty through the lens of fashion photographer Rick Guidotti, who highlights vibrant individuals with genetic conditions. His photographs are a stark contrast to the sad, isolated figures seen medical textbooks and they inspire many to change their public perceptions on what it means to be beautiful. Rick helps reveal the limitations of current public perceptions, and more importantly emphasizes the person not the condition. ON BEAUTY will help advance his movement and change the way we see and experience beauty.
“The film is an agent for social change, encouraging discourse on society’s perceptions of beauty and normality.” Billy Johnson, Newsweek