Are you interested in having a special screening of The Illusionists, followed by a Q&A with director Elena Rossini? Or do you want to host your own screening at your school or company?
An 85-minute version and a 51-minute version of the film are both available to screen. The film’s original version is in English, with optional English, French, Italian and Spanish subtitles.
If you are interested in learning more about to organize a screening, please click on the button below and fill out the screening request form:
Previous screening partners have included:
“I’ve seen The Illusionists several times now and each day since, no matter where I am or what I’m doing, some part of the film will resonate with me. Whether it is a quote (“We’re losing bodies like we are losing languages”), a statistic (the amount of time we are currently exposed to media and will be exposed to media in the future), or just the simple understanding of the impact that mass media has on every single one of us, no matter how secure we are, I no longer look at advertisements the same. I have a better personal understanding of beauty versus glamour from this film and a better understanding of myself too. To have witnessed the impact that this film had on everyone who saw it was incredibly moving for me. I truly believe that I am a better social work practitioner as a result of the messages in The Illusionists.”
Rachael Abrams, Parent Outreach Specialist for Jewish Community Services
“The film was very powerful for me to experience personally as well as to hear the conversations at Towson afterwards. Body image, health, consumer culture and societal and gendered expectations of beauty are all topics that are part of our daily lives. For young college students as well as older adults dealing with aging, I think the film touched a nerve or two with everyone in the audience. I think the impact was to get us thinking about our part in this conversation and what we can be doing for ourselves and our physical and mental well-being.”
Mahnoor Ahmed, Associate Director, Student Diversity and Development at Towson University
“The film took seven years to complete – seven years – and it shows. Elena produced an inspiring and touching film and introduced topics that I had never before thought about. I’ve seen the film five-times and would see it 500 more.”
Ilana Posner, ifIknew.org