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Spandana Singh is the San Francisco Editor and Tech Editor for Miss A. Better known as Spandi, she is a junior at UC Berkeley with an avid passion for foreign affairs and journalism. Originally from India, she has so far lived in countries like Kenya, Italy, Ethiopia, the United States and Indonesia and looks forward to living in many more.

Spandi is pursuing a double major in International Development and Media and a minor in Global Poverty and Practice. She loves to play the piano, box, travel, explore new cultures (especially their cuisines), and spend time with her friends. By the time she is 30 she wants to have lived in every habitable continent in the world.

Screenings Of The Lulu Sessions In San Francisco For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

This month is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A month when people all over the world come together to rally for the fight against a growing illness. A month when we put aside differences and learn new things. A month when we open our eyes. Throughout this month, cities ranging from Jakarta to Chicago, Vancouver to Taipei will be graced with screenings of one of the most heart-wrenching and inspirational stories ever told, through the award-winning documentary “The Lulu Sessions.”

Photo Credit: apafilm.org

Photo Credit: apafilm.org

Directed, produced and written by S. Casper Wong, “The Lulu Sessions” is an intimate, poignant but witty look at the remaining 15 months in the life of Dr. Louise Nutter, a renowned cancer researcher who unearthed a new anti-cancer drug only to find out that she herself was dying of the illness at the age of 42.

Described as “unlike anyone you’ve ever met. A hard-living, chain-smoking rebel with a tender heart. A poet with a potty mouth. Farm girl. Former cheerleader. World-class cancer researcher. Beloved professor,” LuLu was a truly remarkable individual and the film delves deep into her life as she struggles to come to terms with the illness she thought she knew so well all these years and experience her last and greatest adventure yet.

The film will be screened at the Dolby Labs Screening Room as well as at the Ninth Street Independent Film Center and will be followed up with a Q&A Session with the director S. Casper Wong (the 9th Street Screening does not include the Q&A). All donations will go to supporting Susan G. Komen San Francisco.

Photo Credit: slgff.strangertickets.com

Photo Credit: slgff.strangertickets.com


WHEN:
Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.
Friday, October 18, 2013 at 6 p.m.

WHERE:
Thursday:
Dolby Labs Screening Room
100 Potrero Ave.
San Francisco, CA, 94103

Friday:
Ninth Street Independent Film Center
145 Ninth Street, Suite 250
San Francisco, CA 94103

TICKETS: Please click here to purchase tickets.

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