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The Palm Beaches Theatre
262 South Ocean Blvd
TICKETS ON SALE NOW for the Palm Beach International Film Festival's 1st Annual Cancer Awareness Weekend -- a four-day weekend film festival focusing on possible causes of cancer and people living with it, including panel discussions and Q&As. Thursday, June 4 through Sunday, June 7.
$5 of every $15 ticket sold goes to The Pap Corps, Champions for Cancer Research.
For tickets call 561-362-0003
Thursday, June 4 - 7:00 PM -
A WOMAN LIKE ME - Directed by Elizabeth Giamatti and Alex Sichel.
This film had its World Premiere at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas on March 16. It won the Special Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature
Friday, June 5 - 7:00 PM -
THE HUMAN EXPERIMENT - Directed by Don Hardy Jr. and Dana Nachman, Executive Produced and Narrated by Sean Penn, it was just released on April 17 and is now in theaters.
Saturday, June 6 - 7:00 PM -
DECODING ANNIE PARKER - Directed by Steven Bernstein, Starring Helen Hunt. This was the Official Opening Night Film of the
2013 Palm Beach International Film Festival. It was released in theaters last spring through Entertainment One.
Plays with documentary short FLAT CHESTED - Directed by Kristyn Benedyk, Produced by the DePaul University School of Cinema and Interactive Media.
Sunday, June 7 - 7:00 PM -
MY BIG FAT CANCER WEDDING - from Israel, in Hebrew with English subtitles. Directed by Sivan Mor Goldman. This film had its World Premiere at Docaviv in Tel Aviv on Wednesday, May 13.
A WOMAN LIKE ME - By creating a fictional character based on herself, filmmaker Alex Sichel learns how to navigate a terminal disease with grace and humor.
THE HUMAN EXPERIMENT - What if the greatest chemical disaster of our time didn't involve oil spills or nuclear meltdowns? Instead, imagine much lower levels of exposure, inflicted over generations and affecting every person on the planet. The result: Rising rates of everything from cancer to autism to infertility. That's the premise behind the documentary "The Human Experiment," which was executive- produced and narrated by Sean Penn. As the synopsis continues: "'The Human Experiment' lifts the veil on this shocking reality – where untested chemicals are ubiquitous in our products and the health of future generations is on the line. The film follows a band of unli kely activists who are fighting back. What will it take to stop this vast human experiment before it’s too late?" From Oscar-winner Sean Penn and Emmy-winning journalists Dana Nachman and Don Hardy.
DECODING ANNIE PARKER - Annie Parker (Samantha Morton) has a personal relationship with breast cancer. Her mother and her sister died of the disease and ultimately she is diagnosed with it too. Naturally affable with an offbeat sense of humor -- even in the face of her own mortality,
she struggles to hold her family and life together, as her body betrays her. Meanwhile, geneticist Mary-Claire King (Helen Hunt) is convinced there is a link between DNA and cancer -- even if no one in her profession shares her belief. Against the advice of nearly all of her colleagues, she persists in
her research and her dogged pursuit for funding that will lead to the groundbreaking study that will join the two women toget her. Decoding Annie Parker follows the incredible, irreverent and heartwarming story of how the paths of cancer survivor Annie Parker and geneticist Mary-Claire King intersect. With grace and humor the film chronicles how these remarkable women work to make one of the most important genetic discoveries of the
FLAT CHESTED - Amanda (Alicia Witt), after testing positive for the BRCA gene mutation, has a specific plan to say goodbye to her breasts the weekend before her preventative double mastectomy, but her sister comes to town with a list of her own ideas for the weekend. Also stars Luke Perry and Rebekah Ward.
MY BIG FAT CANCER WEDDING - While preparing for their wedding, Sivan Mor Goldman, a 29-year-old film director, and her fiancé Ronen discover that Sivan has a cancerous mass in her breast. With the help of a camera, family and good friends, they embark on a difficult and emotional journey, filled with challenges that they meet with humor and optimism. Between sessions of chemotherapy and radiation, they look for wedding rings, the perfect dress, flowers and a catering service, trying to stay focused on the big day ahead.
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