What people are saying....


  C h a n t e l l     T h i b e a u x   courtesy of Airman Magazine/Creative Commons

C h a n t e l l     T h i b e a u x

courtesy of Airman Magazine/Creative Commons

“When you or a loved one is diagnosed with cancer, everything you know is useless and everything you need to know is hard…‘Living’ with breast cancer is the challenge and (LIFE INTERRUPTED) will explore this.”

— -Pamela Priest Naeve, Community Education Director, California Prevention Institute of California
“I loved the honesty and the diversity of experiences in LIFE INTERRUPTED... came from the often under representative communities of younger women, women of color and women in rural communities... Highly Recommended Viewing for anyone who cares or is touched by
The Breast Cancer EXPERIENCE. I look forward to having a screening to share with our constituents.
— - Jean A. Sachs, Chief Executive Officer, Living Beyond Breast Cancer. Bala Cynwyd , Pennsylvania
  E r i n    P o r t e o u s   courtesy of Aaron Vincent Elkaim 

E r i n    P o r t e o u s

courtesy of Aaron Vincent Elkaim 

  R o a n i t a   courtesy of Wander Aguiar

R o a n i t a

courtesy of Wander Aguiar

“The heartbreaking and powerful stories … will help empower women to make sure they are performing their monthly breast self-exams, receiving their annual clinical breast exams and yearly mammograms.  Being able to share cancer stories with both the challenges and successes is an essential part of helping the patient to take control of their own circumstance. “
— -Christine M. McDonald, Executive Director, Susan G Komen for the Cure, Oregon & SW Washington Affiliate
“Breast cancer knows no boundaries. Life Interrupted is a beautiful film telling the story of different women and their battle with breast cancer. The film touches on so many important decisions and struggles that many women face during breast cancer treatment and recurrence.”
— Jodi Weak, Executive Director, Susan G. Komen Idaho Montana
LIFE INTERRUPTED is an engaging film with relatable women who take us through the roller coaster of a breast cancer diagnosis and resulting experiences..This is a very honest, real, brave and accurate film...I recommend this film to anyone who wants to UNDERSTAND the physical and emotional experiences that breast cancer is for many women.
— Arlene Wylie, 22 year Breast Cancer Survivor, Co-Founder of Bosom Buddies, Breast Cancer Support Group. Bozeman, Montana
The road to recovery is complicated. The problems, decisions, and repercussions from the start is what hooked me in...I actually liked seeing the changing hair. It’s like the GBTLI community seeing themselves represented onscreen. The cancer community also has limited representation onscreen so it was nice to see someone else going through the shit storm. It makes you feel not so alone.
— -Bobbi-Lea Dionysius, 1 Year Breast Cancer Survivor, Filmmaker, Industry Engagement Supervisor for Griffith Film School, Griffith University, Australia
With its masterful portrait of vulnerability and resilience, “Life Interrupted” will inspire cancer survivors and their loved ones for time to come.
— Marilyn Guggenheim, PhD, Writer and Instructor, Montana State University
The stories were extremely compelling...Overall, it is a superb film dealing with some scary stuff!
— Ada Giusti Professor of French and Francophone Studies Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Montana State University-Bozeman
We all have different bodies and thereby different bodily capabilities. This year BFFW revisits the feminist emphasis on the body and highlights its
gendered, racialized and functional assumptions and connotations...LIFE INTERRUPTED concerning the struggles of breast cancer and
how it affects the lives and experiences of people in their different stages of diagnosis, treatment, and life beyond. As bodily capabilities differ, the amount of thought one puts on the topic and what we are allowed to do is often
connected to societal norms. “Body Capability” is, therefore, an arena to reflect
and feel familiar or to increase understanding and awareness.
— 2018 Berlin Feminist Film Festival
This film, with its raw and honest accounts, shows us the boldness of women. It forces us to question the importance of body parts. It shows us the capacity-building attributes of love, family and community. The gospel church scene was especially moving for me...I see “Life Interrupted” as a gift. One that’s hard to open but soon fills the space you create for it..And as a healthcare practitioner who works with people experiencing
cancer and the effects of cancer treatment, it bridged my understanding of the profoundly important space between the clinical and the human. Anyone who wants to gain insight into what it’s like to live with the reality of breast cancer, surgical scars and all, should see this film.
— Angie Kociolek @ RootstockAcupuncture.com