Film Screening: Weightless

Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - 5:30pm

Fat girls rule the water in Weightless, a short documentary film by Faith Pennick about a scuba diving camp for plus-size women. Called "Big Adventures," the camp was created by Liz Nickels, a psychologist and certified scuba diver and instructor. Nickels created Big Adventures after her own experience learning how to scuba dive, during which she felt ostracized by other divers because of her size. Three women, two of whom are new to diving, join Liz on a Big Adventures trip in 2008. Weightless depicts larger women as they are rarely seen--as physically active, not consumed by the need or expectation to be thin. Discussion with the filmmaker follows screening. Running time: 39 minutes.

Time: 5.30pm

Price: $15

Location: Wicker Park Art Center, 2215 North Ave

Contact: For questions or to RSVP call (773) 269-4039 or e-mail


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