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I am happy to announce that there will be a Sneak Preview of the
movie The Business of Being Born here in Phoenix!

Information is as follows:

Date: Saturday, November 10th, 2007

Time: Movie starts at 5:00 p.m., please plan to arrive 15 minutes
early to be seated. Movie will end approximately 6:30 pm. A
speaker (to be determined) with Q&A or a discussion panel will take
place at 6:45 pm. Refreshments and mingling will continue until
7:45 pm.

Price: Tickets are $7.00 presale, and $9.00 at the door. Ticket is
a per seat price. Children on laps are welcome at no additional
Purchase tickets here -
You may also purchase tickets over the phone by calling (623) 547-
0980, or with check through the mail. Please call for mailing
address. Tickets purchased before November 3rd will be mailed
regular mail at no additional charge (or you may purchase faster
mailing options when checking out). Tickets purchased after
November 3rd will be available for pickup at the door.

Location: The Carnegie Center, 1101 West Washington, Phoenix Arizona
85007. Free parking available

Who this Sneak Preview Supports: The Arizona Birth Network. All
proceeds will be used to bring education and support to the local
Phoenix Birth Community through meetings, media and events.

More about the Movie: THE BUSINESS OF BEING BORN

Birth is a miracle, a rite of passage, a natural part of life. But
birth is also big business.

Compelled to explore the subject after the delivery of her first
child, actress Ricki Lake recruits filmmaker Abby Epstein to
question the way American women have babies.

Epstein gains access to several pregnant New York City women as they
weigh their options. Some of these women are or will become clients
of Cara Muhlhahn, a charismatic midwife who, between birth events,
shares both memories and footage of her own birth experience.

Footage of women having babies punctuates THE BUSINESS OF BEING
BORN. Each experience is unique; all are equally beautiful and
equally surprising. Giving birth is clearly the most physically
challenging event these women have ever gone through, but it is also
the most emotionally rewarding.

Along the way, Epstein conducts interviews with a number of
obstetricians, experts and advocates about the history, culture and
economics of childbirth. The film's fundamental question: should
most births be viewed as a natural life process, or should every
delivery be treated as a potential medical emergency?

As Epstein uncovers some surprising answers, her own pregnancy adds
a very personal dimension to THE BUSINESS OF BEING BORN, a must-see
movie for anyone even thinking about having a baby.

Additional: There will be a raffle** as well. All ticket purchases
include a raffle ticket. Additional raffle tickets are available
for purchase at the event as well. Raffle tickets are $1.00 each.
Every ticket purchase will also include a goody bag.***

**If you would like to donate to the raffle, please contact Danielle
Muns < danielle @

***If you are interested in providing materials, samples or coupons
in the goody bag, please contact Danielle Muns < danielle @ >
for more information.

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