May 04, 2014
07:00PM - 09:45PM
Science on Screen: Decoding Annie Parker
Film Screening
San Rafael
Event Description


Helen Hunt, Samantha Morton and Aaron Paul star in this heartwarming story based on true events. Annie Parker (Morton) has a personal relationship with breast cancer. Her mother and sister died of the disease and ultimately she is dealing with her own diagnosis. Meanwhile UC Berkeley geneticist Mary-Claire King (Hunt) is convinced there is a link between DNA and cancer, even if few in her profession believe that some cancers may be hereditary. With grace and humor the film chronicles how these remarkable women work toward one of the most important genetic discoveries of the 20th century. With Alice Eve, Rashida Jones, Richard Schiff, Bradley Whitford. Director: Steven Bernstein. (US 2013) 99 min.


Following the screening, Dr. Susan E. Kutner will provide a brief overview of current breast cancer research. Dr. Kutner is a surgeon with a subspecialty practice in breast surgery at Kaiser Hospital in San Jose. She currently serves on the board of The Breast Cancer Fund, is the co-chair of the Science Advisory Panel and a member of the CDC Advisory Committee on Young Women and Breast Cancer.  

Fee: $0.00

Contact Information
Name: Theater Manager    
Phone: 415-454-1222




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