Jim Allison: Breakthrough

Jim Allison received the 2018 Nobel Prize for discovering the immune system’s role in defeating cancer, but his story does not begin there. For decades he waged a lonely struggle against the skepticism of the medical establishment and the resistance of Big Pharma. BREAKTHROUGH follows the emotionally compelling story of a man’s visionary quest to find a cure for cancer. USA • 2019

  • Bill Haney
  • 90 minutes
  • ADOPT-A-FILM Sponsor: Cape Cod Healthcare

    Preceded by the short documentary, ONE IN A MILLION
    When Tyler was diagnosed with a rare disease, scientists discovered a life-changing treatment in his DNA.
    Jeremiah Zagar & Rose Kauffman, USA, 2019, 10 mins.

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The Woods Hole Film Festival is presented by the Woods Hole Film Festival, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation established to: organize the annual Festival; form relationships and strategic alliances with other film festivals and organizations to showcase independent film; emphasize the work of emerging and New England filmmakers; showcase the work of independent filmmakers who have a relationship to Cape Cod or whose films are relevant to or enhance the quality of life on Cape Cod and to develop and foster a creative independent film community within the Festival and on Cape Cod. The Festival also works with individuals, businesses and institutions to develop and present programs and events that further its goals.

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