Meet me at the movie on Tuesday, April 9

For those of you near Dallas, come on into town next Tuesday evening for the second national showing of Decoding Annie Parker at the Angelika theater at Mockingbird Station. The movie starts at 7:30 and director Steven Bernstein will be on site. The national premiere took place in New York City on April 1. This is the true story of geneticist Mary Claire King and Canadian breast cancer survivor Anne Parker, who both spent years fighing their own communities to convince them that breast cancer had a genetic component. As we all know, King's work resulted in identification of the BRCA1 and 2 genes. Parker was the first woman in Canada to get the test after losing her mother and sister to breast cancer and going through her own battle with the disease. You can get tickets for the movie at the website for the film festival and I'll see you there.