Madame Mars: Women and the Quest for Worlds Beyond

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Jim Allison: Breakthrough
Sequoia 2 Sat, May 4 8:30 PM
Spurred on to by his lifelong quest to find a cure for the cancer that killed his mother, renegade, harmonica-playing scientist Jim Allison uses an open heart, imagination, and courageous spirit to seek an answer. He’s relentless in his fight against the skeptics of the medical establishment, but when Sharon Belvin received a then-experimental drug based on Allison's research 17 years ago and her metastatic melanoma tumors vanished, an abiding sense of hope begins to take root. In 2018, this medical hero shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for launching an effective new way to attack cancer by treating the immune system rather than the tumor. The fascinating story of Allison's research is kept lively with simple animation, narration by Woody Harrelson, and harmonica riffs played alongside Willie Nelson.
Jim Allison: Breakthrough
Rafael 3 Sun, May 5 5:30 PM
Spurred on to by his lifelong quest to find a cure for the cancer that killed his mother, renegade, harmonica-playing scientist Jim Allison uses an open heart, imagination, and courageous spirit to seek an answer. He’s relentless in his fight against the skeptics of the medical establishment, but when Sharon Belvin received a then-experimental drug based on Allison's research 17 years ago and her metastatic melanoma tumors vanished, an abiding sense of hope begins to take root. In 2018, this medical hero shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for launching an effective new way to attack cancer by treating the immune system rather than the tumor. The fascinating story of Allison's research is kept lively with simple animation, narration by Woody Harrelson, and harmonica riffs played alongside Willie Nelson.
Film Info
Country:US
Year:2018
Running Time:32 min.
Director:Jan Millsapps
Producer:Daniel Bernardi
Soumyaa Kapil Behrens
Beth Rogozinski
Maya Zuckerman
Screenwriter:Jan Millsapps
Cinematographer:Caio Simbula
Editor:Wood Donahue

Description

Madame Mars conveys the accomplishments and curiosity of women who not only share the dream of finding one's own place in space but whose accomplishments argue for a more inclusive spacefaring future.


IN PERSON: Director Jan Millsapps

Additional Information



Jan Millsapps, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Cinema at San Francisco State University, is a veteran filmmaker, a pioneering figure in the new media movement, an early web innovator, and a versatile and accomplished writer. She has produced films, videos, and interactive cinema on subjects ranging from domestic violence to global terrorism, including Coverage, featured installation at the 2002 Mill Valley Film Festival. Her documentary film, Madame Mars: Women and the Quest for Worlds Beyond, was presented at the United Nations in Vienna, at Puerto Rico’s famed Arecibo Observatory, and has won awards at high-profile festivals.