CSM Hosting Free Screening of Ken Burns’ New Cancer Documentary

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

 

  

Columbia St. Mary’s, in partnership with Milwaukee Public Television and Hydrite Chemical Co., is holding a special screening of “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies,” the new documentary directed by Barak Goodman and produced by Emmy Award winning filmmaker Ken Burns.

The free screening of “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies” will take place on Thursday, March 26, from 5:30-8 p.m. at Columbia St. Mary’s Cancer Center (2350 N. Lake Dr.). There will also be a short program on cancer research, prevention and screenings presented by representatives from the American Cancer Society and Columbia St. Mary’s Cancer Center.

This event is free, but seating is limited. To register, please call 414-963-WELL (9355).

Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Siddhartha Mukherjee, the new three-part movie “tells the complete story of cancer, from its first appearance in the fossilized remains of dinosaurs to the gleaming laboratories of modern research institutions.” The six-hour film combines historic documentation with the latest scientific breakthroughs, all interspersed with intimate portraits of current cancer patients.

“Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies” is directed by Barak Goodman and Executive Produced by Ken Burns, who is also the senior creative consultant. The film is written by Goodman, Burns, David Blistein and Geoffrey Ward. Executive Producers are Burns, Dalton Delan, David Thompson, and Pamela Williams.

 

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