Blogs

Do your Holiday Shopping HERE!

No holiday is complete without all the loved ones on your list receiving the one and only In The Family DVD. Get yours today!

Luis Pedraza, featured in In The Family has just launched Axis1 golf. Luis spends much of his time bonding with Joey over a good 18 holes. What better way to bond with your loved ones than over a great putter?

CCJGD launches Thanksgiving Family Health History Project!

A long-time partner of In The Family, The Chicago Center for Jewish Genetic Disorders has launched a remarkable Thanksgiving Family Health History Initiative.

Check out the Information, activities and resources on How to Map out your own Family Health History Tree at: jewishgeneticscenter.org.

Download a printable version of the project Here.

VOTE FOR US!

ELECTIONS ARE NOT OVER! CAST YOUR VOTE!

In The Family is nominated for
The 2008 Best of the Midwest Awards!

CLICK HERE TO VOTE NOW!

Vote for us under:
*Best Documentary (IN THE FAMILY)
*Best Director (JOANNA RUDNICK)
*Best Editor (LESLIE SIMMER)

and check out the Awards Fest at midwestfilm.com

Joanna at ASHG!

Make sure to check out Joanna's presentation at the ASHG - American Society of Human Genetics - in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Convention Center Wednesday, November 12th.

Joanna will be speaking about the process of making a documentary film from concept to public education campaign as part of a session entitled: Genetics Education by the News and Entertainment Media: Paradox or Paradigm?

For more information: ashg.org

Host your own Screening of In The Family!

We've set up a great screening program through our broadcast partner POV. Click here to learn how to host your own screening of In The Family.

It's EASY to register, and FREE to screen. After registering, you will gain the copyright allowance to screen the film in public and POV will send you a copy of the film, and a facilitators guide at NO COST.

Any Individual or Institution can participate! Click Here to register!

Don't miss us at a screening in Hinsdale THURSDAY!

GeNeTICS & HeReDITARy BReAST CANCeR CoNFeReNCe
for anyone interested in learning more about genetics and predisposition to breast cancer

presents In The Family
Thurs Nov 6
6pm - 9pm
FREE
Wellness House: 131 N. County Line Rd, Hinsdale

To register call 630.323.5150
Light dinner will be served.

The film will be followed by a panel of experts discussing
the myriad of issues surrounding cancer genetics. Treatment decisions, genetic testing, counseling and the impact on the entire family will be addressed.
Wendy Rubinstein, MD, PhD, FACMG, FACP, Director of

Joanna's Podcast!!

A Brave New World of Genetics

Filmmaker Joanna Rudnick and New York Times journalist Amy Harmon talk to Michelle Kort, senior editor of Ms. Magazine about breast cancer, genetic mutations and how advances in science are leading to difficult questions about genetic diagnosis.

Download the full audio MP3 Here!

Or, Read the Transcript

In The Family Featured on Everyday Health.com!

Check out Joanna's story and find more information about BRCA at everydayhealth.com!

Story by Cynthia Ramnarace
BRCA Genetic Testing: What You Need to Know
Finding out if you have any genetic mutations can tell you about your risk of developing breast and ovarian cancers

Reeltime Independent Film & Video Forum to host a screening!

Reeltime Independent Film and Video Forum presents In the Family

EVENT INFORMATION
*Free* Screening
Wednesday, November 5th
7:30 pm
Northwestern University’s Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston

CONTACT:
filmvideoforum@yahoo.com
www.reeltimeevanston.org
847.491.4000 (Block Museum General Information Line)

Filmmaker Joanna Rudnick will be present for a Q & A.

Elections around the corner! Get briefed on Ovarian Cancer policy!

Local, state and national political elections are around the corner and OCNA has created a document called Ovarian Cancer Advocacy for 2008 Election Season to help prepare you for town hall meetings and discussion groups. (check it out HERE)

The document includes sample questions for political candidates as well as background information for your reference such as facts and statistics, the current federal government stance in fighting ovarian cancer and what the OCNA asks and requests are for Congress.

Join the Discussion

Visit our forums to share your opinions about the film or to discuss how BRCA and genetic testing have touched your life of the life of someone you know.

Active forum topics