All-star ensemble cast featured in new indie film based on a true story at Mary D. Fisher Theatre
Sedona AZ (May 28, 2014) – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of the acclaimed, touching new drama “Decoding Annie Parker” showing June 5-10 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
An award-winning, all-star ensemble cast is featured in this heartfelt film, including Helen Hunt, Samantha Morton, Rashida Jones, Richard Schiff, Bradley Whitford, Aaron Paul and Maggie Grace.
Based on true events, “Decoding Annie Parker” is the heartwarming, hopeful and touching story of two remarkable women and their 15-year battle against a cruel and insidious illness, breast cancer. Waged on both scientific and emotional fronts, they are drawn together not just by the disease but by their shared determination and unconventional approaches to their research and to their lives.
Annie Parker (Samantha Morton) has a personal relationship with breast cancer. Her mother and her sister died of the disease and ultimately she is diagnosed with it too. Naturally affable with an offbeat sense of humor – even in the face of her own mortality, she struggles to hold her family and life together, as her body betrays her.
Meanwhile, geneticist Mary-Claire King (Helen Hunt) is convinced there is a link between DNA and cancer – even if no one in her profession shares her belief. Against the advice of nearly all of her colleagues, she persists in her research and her dogged pursuit for funding that will lead to the groundbreaking study that will join the two women together.
With grace and humor the film chronicles how these remarkable women work to make one of the most important genetic discoveries of the 20th century.
“Decoding Annie Parker” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre June 4-10. Showtimes will be 7 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Sunday, June 5, 6 and 8; and 4 p.m. on Saturday, Monday and Tuesday, June 7, 9 and 10.
Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members. For tickets and more information, please call 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona. For more information, visit: www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.