I was just informed about a new movie staring Helen Hunt, Decoding Annie Parker. The movie is about the discovery, led by Dr. Mary Claire King, of the BRCA-1 gene — a gene with tremendous significance for not only breast cancer research, but cancer research generally.
The Seattle International Film Festival is hosting two benefit screenings: June 6 and 8. Proceeds are going to the King Lab at the University of Washington — a group dedicated to the understanding of inherited breast and ovarian cancers. I’m told both Dr. King and Annie Parker will be at the screenings.
Here’s the official movie trailer: