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Premiere of "(C)Answers: The Answer to Cancer" Raises Awareness of Impediments to Research

Updated: Jun 8, 2022

Host committee includes Billy Porter, Renee Elise Goldsberry, and Illinois power players

Chicago, Illinois -- Documentary feature film (C)ANSWERS: THE ANSWER TO CANCER, will hold its premiere screening event at the Gene Siskel Film Center (164 N. State St., Chicago), Saturday July 31, 2021. Featuring honorary event hosts Billy Porter (Pose) and Renee Elise Goldsberry (Hamilton), the host committee includes some of the most influential boldfaced names in Illinois politics, including Chair of the Democratic Party of Illinois Congresswoman Robin Kelly, Senior Advisor to Governor JB Pritzker Toi Hutchinson, and State Representatives Kelly Cassidy, Jehan Gordon Booth, and Bob Morgan. Directed by Breht Gardner, the film takes us inside one young man’s emotional cancer battle and exposes the provocative truth about cannabis prohibition. Tickets to the screening are available for purchase. The screening and panel will be presented in person as well as live-streamed online.


WHO: From the film: Breht Gardner (Director), Kali Patrice (Producer)

Host Committee: Congresswoman Robin Kelly, Toi Hutchinson, Rep. Kelly

Cassidy, Rep. Jehan Gordon Booth, Rep. Bob Morgan, Judge Patricia Brown- Holmes (ret.), NBA star John Lucas III, filmmaker Christine Swanson (The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel) and more!

Honorary Hosts: Billy Porter (Pose) and Renee Elise Goldsberry (Hamilton)

WHEN: Saturday, July 31, 2021

8 p.m. - Reception

8:30 p.m. - Screening Begins

10 p.m. - Panel with director Breht Gardner, producer Kali Patrice, and renowned endocannabinologist Dr. Rachel Knox, moderated by bioethicist and life sciences attorney Aaliyah Eaves.

WHERE: Gene Siskel Film Center AND Streaming Online

164 N State St., Chicago

About the Film (C)ANSWERS THE ANSWER TO CANCER explores the biological and social cancers that plague American society. The film takes you inside one man's emotional cancer battle and discovers that cannabis prohibition is where race, politics, and the business of medicine powerfully intersect. Filmmaker Breht Gardner follows cancer patient Ray Odom through traditional oncology and medical cannabis treatments and displays the anxiety of diagnosis, the joy of success and the desperation of last-chance natural medicines. The film offers a philosophical examination of how biological and social cancers change lives.

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