Film

The Cancer Journals Revisited

 
WORLD PREMIERE
 
Sun, Jun 16, 2019
  • 2PM
 
 
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RUN TIME: 98min
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+  Q&A with filmmaker Lana Lin
 
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Sunday June 16, 2019
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Part of Film series BAMcinemaFest 2019
Directed by Lana Lin | 2019

“I have cancer, I am a black feminist poet. How am I going to do this now?” So asks womanist icon Audre Lorde in her fearlessly vulnerable memoir The Cancer Journals, in which she reflects intimately on her own body and experiences while undergoing treatment for breast cancer in the late 1970s. In this poetic, experimental rumination on Lorde’s work, a chorus of current and former breast cancer patients read aloud and react to the poet’s words. Their responses and the stories they share are candid, cathartic messages about what it means to be a woman dealing with illness in American society. Honoring the writer’s intersectional spirit by exploring the unique ways cancer affects women of color, The Cancer Journals Revisited is a powerful work of healing that continues the conversation Lorde started.

Q&A with filmmaker Lana Lin

 
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