On October 6, the breast cancer docudrama '1 a Minute' will premiere at more than 525 movie theaters nationwide.
The title '1 a Minute' reflects the horrific fact that breast cancer takes the life of one woman every 69 seconds. All over the world, breast cancer affects women and families from celebrities to your next-door neighbor.
The docudrama, 1 a Minute, is directed by Indo-American actress Namrata Singh Gujral who is a breast cancer survivor. The film chronicles Gujral’s life as she is diagnosed and treated for breast cancer. The live event will incorporate a panel discussion with cancer survivors and celebrities touched by the devastating disease.
The film also highlights other interspersing personal tales from famous survivors such as Melissa Etheridge, Olivia Newton-John, Jaclyn Smith, Diahann Carroll and Susan G. Komen for the Cure founder Nancy G. Brinker.
Gujral, who makes her directorial debut with 1 a Minute, was diagnosed with breast cancer at a very young age in 2008. With 1 a Minute, she hopes to bring to light, the seriousness and urgency of this disease.
The movie also features countless stories of other women who've stared down cancer and who share their stories of hope, courage and survival. William and Daniel Baldwin, whose mom Carol M. Baldwin is a breast cancer survivor and started a family research fund for the disease are also featured in the movie. The film is narrated by actress Kelly McGillis.
The one night event begins with a LIVE panel discussion about breast cancer survival and hopeful advancements broadcast from Los Angeles to movie theaters nationwide. Live event panelists confirmed to date include Olivia Newton-John, Melissa Etheridge, Deepak Chopra, Namrata Singh Gujral, Barbara Mori, as well as William Baldwin, whose mother is a cancer survivor.
Donations from the event will support Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Every dollar brought in from the event will benefit the foundation to find a cure for breast cancer.
Tickets are on sale starting today for the event, so go to the movie’s website for more info and check out this exclusive trailer for 1 a Minute.