Ovarian Cancer Action will be hosting the first UK screening of the documentary Pink & Blue: Colors of Hereditary Cancer at Everyman Cinema in Hampstead, London on Tuesday 4 July 6.30pm. A Q&A with medical experts and patients will follow. Tickets are £20 and available at Eventbrite.
The Academy Award considered film, directed by Alan Blassberg, documents the lives of women and men who are dealing with BRCA gene mutations and their related hereditary cancers.
Blassberg tells the story of how this disease ripped his family apart and what he must face as a BRCA 2 positive male. He said:
"Most men don't realise that hereditary breast cancer is not only a woman's disease. In fact, men are more likely to die from it because they are unaware of their risk and they don't have genetic counseling or genetic testing.
“Throughout the film we capture what men with breast cancer and the BRCA gene mutation deal with in such a pink world."
Dr. Kristi Funk MD, Angelina Jolie's breast surgeon and co-founder of Pink Lotus Breast Center, also speaks passionately about the need for awareness and prevention.
The documentary includes additional pre-eminent specialists on hereditary cancer, cancer survivors, and those who ultimately do not survive – all hoping to help save the lives of others.
Jo Stanford, Cancer Prevention Officer for Ovarian Cancer Action said:
“We are very excited to be screening this film and giving our guests the opportunity to ask questions of medical experts and patients in the Q&A session afterwards.
“Raising awareness of the impact of BRCA gene mutations, on both men and women, is an integral part of our cancer prevention mission. It is our hope that Pink&Blue will play a pivotal role in this and help bring these issues to a wider audience.”
The screening will take place at the Everyman Theatre in Hampstead, NW3 6TX. Click here to buy tickets – they are £20 and include a welcome drink, popcorn and a Q&A with medical experts.
Where should Ovarian Cancer Action screen this film next?
We’d love to bring this film to other cities in the UK. If you think there would be interest in a screening event in your area, please contact Jo@ovarian.org.uk