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Decoding Annie ParkerAbout the Film
Annie Parker (Samantha Morton) finds our she has breast cancer, a devastating blow to a woman who’s already lost her mother and sister to the same disease. Mary-Claire King (Helent Hunt) is a geneticist researching the still unknown link between DNA and cancer in the wake of skeptical colleagues and funding challenges. The journey of these two woman meet in Steven Bernstein’s powerful new film. Based on a true story, Bernstein’s film catalogues Annie’s and Mary-Claire’s personal and emotional struggles with delicacy and humor, crafting an inspiring human story at the center of a monumental breakthrough in medical science.
The 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Feature Film Prize at the Hamptons International Film Festival goes to Steven Bernstein's powerful feature film, DECODING ANNIE PARKER.
Immediately following on the 10/11 screening of DECODING ANNIE PARKER
Join Annie Parker, subject of the film DECODING ANNIE PARKER; director Steven Bernstein; Susan Solomon, Executive Director of New York Stem Cell Foundation; Barron Lerner, New York Times blogger and author of “Breast Cancer Wars”; and Dr. Robert Benezra who is a Member of Cancer Biology and Genetics Program at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for a post-screening panel discussion about the history, themes, and issues in DECODING ANNIE PARKER.
Please note: your ticket to the 10/11 screening will provide you access to both film and panel.
About the Director
Bernstein is an award-winning cinematographer who began his career in the UK in music videos and commercials, winning the Cannes Golden Lion, with a career spanning three decades whose work on groundbreaking projects includes the multi-award winning feature LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE and the Oscar-winning film MONSTER starring Charlize Theron. As an author, his textbook on filmmaking, FILM PRODUCTION, was the largest selling book about film production for over a decade and has been translated into several languages and is still used in universities around the world. He has lectured at many universities in the United States and the United Kingdom. Steven Bernstein begins production as a writer and director on his next film DOMINION about the life and final day of the poet Dylan Thomas.
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