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Oct
5
Thu
“When Cancer Calls…” a film by Wayne Beach, Ph.D
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A STEM Translational Communication Center public event

The STCC in collaboration with the UF Health Cancer Center & Cancer Population Sciences, UF HealthStreet, and The Center for Arts in Medicine proudly present “When Cancer Calls…”  a unique film by Dr. Wayne Beach, a Professor in the School of Communication at the San Diego State University, an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Surgery, and a Member of the Moores UCSD Cancer Center, University of California, San Diego. He is also a faculty member on the UCSD/SDSU Joint Doctoral Program in Public Health.

The film will start at 6 p.m. followed by a brief coffee break, and will conclude with a talk-back session where you will have the opportunity to ask questions to Dr. Beach.  Click here  to reserve your complementary ticket!

Description

A family. A diagnosis. A phone call. One family’s journey through cancer…

A unique and powerful educational resource for patients, family members, medical professionals, and all persons whose lives have somehow been touched by cancer.

Adapted from the award-winning book, “A Natural History of Family Cancer,” the conversations portrayed in “When Cancer Calls…” are drawn from the only known recordings in the history of the social and medical sciences between an actual cancer patient and her family members. From diagnosis through death of a loved one (mother/wife/sister), these interactions – 61 phone calls over 13 months – are at once extraordinary, yet strikingly familiar, to all who have encountered them.

To learn more about this public event, click here.

Nov
13
Mon
Tom Miller’s Nothing
Nov 13 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tom Miller's Nothing

Monday, November 13 at 8pm, the Hippodrome will be screening Tom Miller’s NOTHING, a documentary short produced by Mirador Studios, Joey Larson, Doug Waltenbough, and Alex Davidowski (Amish Mafia, Grudge Race). This world premiere is open to the public.

The short feature chronicles the “instillation” of Tom Miller’s infamous Sculpture of Nothing, which appeared at the Bo Diddley Plaza in May and June of 2017. Several famous art critics weigh in, including one who believes that Miller’s sculpture was a totally phony farce. However, another critic hailed the sculpture of Nothing as a movement important as Dadaism, Cubism, and Realism. The movie introduces us to the crew that assembled the sculpture, and features Gainesville Mayor Lauren Poe and Alachua County Commission Chair, “Hutch” Hutchinson. Nothing is featured prominently in this production.

Both Mayor Poe and Commissioner Hutchinson have said they will be attending the premiere, which is open to the public.

The Film Stars: Gregg Jones, Tom Miller, Michael O’Meara, Carolyne Salt, Oliver Nordon, Nigel Hamm, The Reverend Angeldust, Mayor Lauren Poe, Commissioner “Hutch” Hutchinson.

Also screening prior to the main event is Tom Miller’s short movie, “Burning Lips”, another documentary chronicling Tom Miller’s epic 2-hour stare-down of former Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz’s mouth, and the subsequent burning of Miller’s demon-possessed Ted Cruz Mouth painting in a giant fire at the Bobbitt Compound. Burning Lips is directed and filmed by Tom Miller and Michael McShane.

During the intermission, and post-reception party, Miller & Davidowski hope to raise additional funds to enter Nothing into film festivals in 2018. They hope Nothing will garner significant attention and perhaps Nothing will win something.

WHERE: The Hippodrome Cinema

WHEN: Monday, November 13th at 8pm (Doors open at 7:30pm)

HOW MUCH: Advance Tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased through the Hippodrome Box Office. Tickets will be available at the door for $12.00. This includes admission to the screening and the reception, which will include complementary light food w/ non-alcoholic beverages, and the Hippodrome’s Cash bar will be open with beer, wine, and cocktails.

ITINERARY:
8pm – Documentary, BURNING LIPS. Directed by Tom Miller & Michael McShane.
   * INTERMISSION
9pm – NOTHING – a Tom Miller / Alex Davidowski Short Feature – WORLD PREMIERE!