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Special screening of “America the Beautiful 2: The Thin Commandments” to be held at MIT

Is America obsessed with dieting? This thought-provoking question is explored and exposed in the compelling new documentary, “America the Beautiful 2: The Thin Commandments” by director Darryl Roberts.

Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, Active Minds @ MIT and Eating For Life Alliance (ELA) are hosting a free special screening of Roberts’ new film. The event will be held from 6-9 p.m. on tonight, Feb. 24, in 10-250. The event, free and open to the public, will offer complimentary hors d’oeuvres and refreshments as well as a panel discussion of leading eating disorder experts post screening. Kim Dennis, MD, medical director of Timberline Knolls, is featured in the film.

Following the film, the panel will feature: Darryl Roberts; Susanna (Zan) Barry, senior program manager in Community Wellness at MIT; Dr. Dennis; Juliet Zuercher, registered dietitian, nutrition coordinator, from Timberline Knolls; Dr. Roberto Olivardia and Dr. Sherrie Delinsky, both assistant psychologists at McLean Hospital and clinical instructors of psychology at Harvard Medical School; and Whitney Post, president and co-founder of ELA.

Registration is required to attend the event. Those interested can register at

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