The Good Breast, A Documentary

THE GOOD BREAST directed by Bernadette Wegenstein will be at the Bentonville Film Festival (BFF) on Wednesday, May 4th at 5pm.

BFF’s announcement of the 2016 lineup:

“Among the debuts are Running Wild, a Sharon Stone-led horse drama in which a young widow seeks to save her floundering business and heal her broken . . . → Read More: The Good Breast, A Documentary

Happygram Documentary Trailer

“Just because your mammogram is normal doesn’t mean you don’t have breast cancer.”

A new documentary by Julie Marron questions the mammogram-as-panacea hype that pervades the media and the majority of breast cancer awareness campaigns.

For more information: www.happygramthemovie.com

Next Film Screening

September 27, 2015 at . . . → Read More: Happygram Documentary Trailer

The Fault in Our Stars: Fictionalizing the Realities of Childhood Cancer

“The Fault in Our Stars: Fictionalizing the Realities of Childhood Cancer” By Tricia Paul, Investigating Illness Narratives.

“This is not so much an author’s note as an author’s reminder of what was printed in small type a few pages ago: This book is a work of fiction. I made it up.”

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The Difference Between Cancersploitation and Art—According to a Cancer Survivor

(TIME) — Whether we view cancer films as outsiders or insiders, the best movies in the genre provide catharsis.

In The Fault in Our Stars, Hazel, the story’s teenage protagonist played by Shailene Woodley, wears a t-shirt imprinted with Magritte’s famous painting of a pipe, ceci n’est pas une pipe (“this is not a pipe”). . . . → Read More: The Difference Between Cancersploitation and Art—According to a Cancer Survivor

Review: Decoding Annie Parker

“Review: Decoding Annie Parker.” The Risky Body blog.

Decoding Annie Parker tells the story of two women; Annie Parker, a three time cancer survivor and the geneticist Mary-Claire King whose discovery of the breast cancer BRCA gene mutation is considered one of the most important discoveries of the 20th century.

I see why BRCA+ women . . . → Read More: Review: Decoding Annie Parker

Film Review -- Pink Ribbons, Inc.

Photography courtesy of Mark Chilvers, with thanks to UNISON for its use.

Pink Ribbons, Inc. — both the book by Samantha King and the 98-minute documentary of the same name by Léa Pool – helped to open many people’s eyes to breast cancer as the “poster child” for cause related marketing, “girlie” culture, . . . → Read More: Film Review — Pink Ribbons, Inc.

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