Friday, November 19, 2010

3rd Annual Breast Fest Film Festival, Toronto, Nov. 19-21

The Breast Fest Film Festival in Toronto is world's first breast cancer film festival. Now in its 3rd year, it hosts screenings, contests and discussions and runs from November 19-21.

Tonight, it kicks off with a screening of Busting Out with the filmmaker Francine Strickwerda in attendance. The closing night film on Sunday night will be the Japanese film April Bride. The Live. Laugh. Lunch! event is for women who have experienced breast cancer and features esteemed author, Ruth Rakoff. She will read from "When My World Was Very Small. A Memoir of Family, Food, Cancer and my Couch" and lunch will be served.

Screenings take place at the Royal Ontario Museum Theatre in downtown Toronto.


2010 Breast Fest Film Festival
The world’s only film festival dedicated to breast cancer awareness and education, Breast Fest Film Festival showcases funny and inspiring features, documentaries and short films from around the globe, as well as a speaker series. The third annual festival takes place November 19 – 21 at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. For more information, please visit

Highlights Include:

Glowing Stars
Directed by Lisa Siwe and based on the novel by Johanna Thydell, this audience award-winning film tells the story of 14-year-old Jenna as she navigates adolescence while coping with her single mother who is dying from cancer.
Saturday November 20, 2PM

What’s Your Story? The Art Of Personal Storytelling
Filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal, visual artist Sara Angelucci, and author Ruth Rakoff will discuss creative approaches to personal storytelling.
Saturday November 20, 10AM

Living Downstream
Directed by Chanda Chevannes and based on the book by Dr. Sandra Steingraber, this cinematic documentary explores environmental links to cancer. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Janet Grey, Ph.D, professor and Director of Program in Science, Technology and Society (STS) at Vassar College.
Sunday November 21, 10AM

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