Engrossing… will make you rifle through your medicine cabinet
— Samantha Edwards, Now Toronto
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TOXIC BEAUTY

A Film by Phyllis Ellis
Executive Producers Peter RaymontSteve OrdCheryl Staurulakis, Leo Staurulakis
Producers Barri CohenStephen Paniccia Supervising Producer Andrew Munger

2019 • 90min & 78min


Toxic Beauty
 is a documentary feature film with exclusive access to scientists, lawyers, advocates, regulators, politicians, a dynamic whistle blower, survivors and women who have lost their lives. It follows the class action lawsuit against J&J and the plaintiffs, personal stories of women fighting for justice in a race against time with this deadly disease.

Woven throughout the film is a human experiment. We document, as Boston University medical student, Mymy Nguyen, measures her chemical body burden from over 27 products. Scientists monitor her shocking results.

In the end, the film meets the companies and people who offer solutions and optimism for safer, toxicant free cosmetics.

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UPCOMING SCREENINGS


thur OCT 17

Mostra Salut, Drets, Acció

Barcelona, SPAIN


tue Oct 22

Annapolis Film Festival

Annapolis, Maryland


Sat Oct 26

The Royal

Toronto, ON


NOV 6

Princess Cinema/ ZONTA FILM FESTIVAL

Waterloo, ON


NOV 1 - 10

WINDSOR FILM FESTIVAL

WINDSOR, ON


PREVIOUS SCREENINGS

HOT DOCS, TORONTO, ON
DOXA, VANCOUVER, BC
VANCITY, VANCOUVER, BC
LANDMARK CINEMAS, BC, ON, AB
LUNENBURG DOCFEST, LUNENBURG, NS
Raindance, London, UK
Calgary International Film Festival, Calgary, AB
meet the press film festival, washington, dc
Available Light Cinema, Whitehorse, Yukon
CINEMA POLITICA, MONTREAL, QC
Awareness Film Festival, Los Angeles, CA

 

A Film by Phyllis Ellis
Executive Producers Peter RaymontSteve OrdCheryl Staurulakis, Leo Staurulakis Producers Barri CohenStephen Paniccia Supervising Producer Andrew Munger
Cinematographer Iris Ng Editor James Yates Music Robert Carli Conceived by Sarah Jay

Produced by White Pine Pictures In Association With documentary Channel, SRC With The Participation of Canada Media Fund, Rogers Cable Network Fund
Developed With The Participation of Ontario Creates

International Distribution Kew Media
Toxic Beauty is a sponsored project of Women Make Movies


Powerful, alarming and will almost certainly send at least a few people straight to their bathrooms to dump the contents of their makeup bags.
— Christine Sismondo, Toronto Star
Eye-opening… The call to action is one of consumer choice and education
— Pat Mullen, POV Magazine

STILLS GALLERY


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