The Carolina Cinema hosts (with the Mission Foundation) a special premier of award-winning film, “Decoding Annie Parker.” The pink carpet event happens on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. General admission tickets are $100 each and preferred seating tickets are $150.
According to the event’s website, “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.
“‘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.”