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Documentary PINK & BLUE: COLORS OF HEREDITARY CANCER Set for Worldwide Theatrical Premiere Tonight

The documentary Pink & Blue: Colors of Hereditary Cancer makes its worldwide theatrical premiere at Laemmle's Music Hall in Beverly Hills tonight, October 2, through October 8, coinciding with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month . Qualifying for Academy Award consideration, the film is an emotional journey that takes us through the lives of women - and men - who are dealing with genetic mutations (BRCA 1 and 2) and their related hereditary cancers. The movie is slated for a wider release in New York on October 23rd at the AMC EMPIRE 25 Theater.

"Producing reality is one thing, but living it is another," said director/producer Alan M. Blassberg. "There is nothing more real than cancer." The documentary takes a profound look into the BRCA world examining what it is and how this gene mutation puts both women and men at risk for developing numerous cancers. Blassberg tells the story of how hereditary cancer has ripped his family apart and what he must face as a BRCA 2 positive male. The film highlights the message that men are equally as likely to carry a BRCA gene mutation and this lack of information is deadly.

He says, "Most men don't realize that hereditary breast cancer is not just a woman's disease. In fact, a higher percentage of men die from it because they are simply unaware and don't undergo genetic testingso male breast cancer is often found at a later stage. Throughout the film we capture what men with breast cancer and the BRCA gene mutation deal with in such a pink world."

Dr. Kristi Funk, M.D, co-founder of Pink Lotus Breast Center, and Angelina Jolie's surgeon, speaks passionately about the need for awareness and prevention. The film includes additional pre-eminent specialists on hereditary cancer including Dr. Armando Giuliano, Dr. Susan Domchek, as well as cancer survivors in the hope that their stories will help save the lives of others.

Angelina Jolie put the term B-R-C-A and prophylactic (preventative) surgeries on the map with her initial op-ed piece in the New York Times back in 2013. This film will definewhat carrying a BRCA mutation means

"Decisions surrounding cancer risk are deeply personal and what is right for one person may not be right for another. The film provides education and knowledge to empower someone to make their own best healthcare decisions," said Amy Byer Shainman, Executive Producer.

Laemmle's Music Hall Theater is located at 9036 Wilshire Blvd. in Beverly Hills. Movie tickets will go on sale Tuesday, Sep 29th at 7pm.

The AMC EMPIRE Theater is located at 234 W 42nd St, New York.

Initial funding for the film was raised through a Kickstarter campaign.

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