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Decoding Annie Parker

Updated: Monday, October 21 2013, 09:07 AM EDT
Hollywood is coming to Asheville this week to support Breast Cancer Awareness. Annie Parker and Steven Bernstein stopped by to tell us about a special screening of the movie, Decoding Annie Parker.

A special Pink Carpet event on October 22, 2013 at 7 p.m., will be hosted by Mission Foundation, presenting the exclusive North Carolina premier of the independent film Decoding Annie Parker at Carolina Cinema.

Proceeds from Decoding Annie Parker will benefit the Genetics Program Preventative Screenings, which with your donations will help empower patients to make the best preventative choices possible and help change the landscape of preventative medicine for generations to come.

All ticket holders will have the opportunity to walk the Pink Carpet and enjoy a reception before the screening. The screening will be followed by a question and answer session featuring Annie Parker, writer/director Steven Bernstein, and Mission Health Genetics and Cancer teams. A post-premier gala in true Hollywood style follows the Q&A.

General admission tickets to the film are $100 each and preferred seating tickets are $150 each.

Decoding Annie Parker tells the real-life story of two women, separated by thousands of miles, whose lives gradually become intertwined until a final, singular and life-changing revelation: the discovery the BRCA1 gene. The film tells the story of Annie Parker, played by Samantha Morton, who is diagnosed with breast cancer after watching her mother and sister fall victim to the disease. It also tells the story of Dr. Mary-Claire King, played by Academy Award winner Helen Hunt, the geneticist who discovered the gene and its link to breast and ovarian cancer.

Carolina Cinema is located at 1640 Hendersonville Rd.Decoding Annie Parker

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