"Five": 5 Short Films Exploring the Impact of Breast Cancer
1 out of 8 women will develop breast cancer at some point in their life; it’s a statistic that can’t be ignored. Breast Cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer that affect American women so it’s important for every women to look for signs and symptoms.
Last week we talked about ways you can support breast cancer awareness by purchasing some of your favorite tech products.
Today we are discussing a new movie event, FIVE, that will premiere on Lifetime on October 10 at 9pm/8c. It’s an event you don’t want to miss.
Five is an anthology of five short films exploring the impact of breast cancer on people’s lives directed by Jennifer Aniston, Alicia Keys, Demi Moore, Patty Jenkins (The Killing) and Penelope Spheeris (Wayne’s World).
The movie starts with Charolotte’s story and it takes place the night man first walks on the moon in July 1969, when a young “Pearl” is more concerned about why her family won’t let her see her mother, who lies in her bedroom dying from breast cancer. She finally sneaks into her room and gets a chance to say goodbye to her mother. “Pearl” develops a lifelong passion to help others affected with the disease and eventually opens an oncology clinic, where she will meet the other women of Five.
Mia is a survivor’s story that chronicles the two-year journey from diagnosis to breast cancer, during which she gives away all her possessions, holds a mock funeral while still alive and enters into a second marriage with her new love, Mitch.
Lili is a fiercely independent career-minded woman who recruits her sister to help tell their mother she has breast cancer. As they work through past family issues, she start to realize maybe she can’t handle it all alone.
Cheyenne, a young and sexy stripper struggles with her diagnosis and her relationship with her husband. She has to undergo aggressive treatment that ultimately results in the removal of both breasts which forces her to redefine her life physically, financially and emotionally.
Pearl is the successful oncologist who finds herself in the patient’s seat when she is diagnosed with breast cancer. Through the process, she finally understands what her parents experienced the night her mother died. She is determined to tell her young daughter about her diagnosis, something she never heard as a child.
I had a chance to preview FIVE before the premiere and every story is unique, touching and eye opening. As the credits roll you will be left with a feeling of awareness, appreciation and respect for not only those who have breast cancer but everyone that is affected by the disease.
"Five" premieres on Lifetime on Monday, October 10th at 9 PM.