Milwuakee, WI – The LatinHeat Media Institute (LHMI) Indie Film Screening Series, is proud to present Lourdes Colon’s award-winning documentary, Create Option C: My Journey With Cancer on September 10, 2014 in Milwaukee, WI, at the historic Oriental Theater.
LHMI, a nonprofit organization established the Indie Film Screening Series as a way to give Latino Indie filmmakers an opportunity to have their films seen by community. Although most films are screened at film festival, their audience is limited to the cities and venues these festivals are in. The LHMI Indie Film Screening Series looks to bridge that gap and get these films seen by more community audiences. The films selected for the LHMI Indie Film Screening Series are films with cultural relevance and/or that deal with social issues important to the underserved communities.
Actress Lourdes Colon was at the height of her career in 2010 when she received the ultimate death sentence—she was diagnosed with stage 4, Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. It was as if a nuclear bomb had exploded within her and engulfed every inch of her body.
Colon’s unique approach to overcome the deadly disease is chronicled in the groundbreaking film, Create Option C: My Journey With Cancer. Colon’s life-threatening challenge—turned her into a researcher, nutritionist, spiritual guru and then a filmmaker. She had always wondered what her contribution to humanity would be and now she knew. She would communicate all that she was learning by filming each step of her battle as she forewent traditional western cancer treatments and instead adopted a treatment that included alternative medicine, organic nutritional and spiritual lifestyle. She would bare it all while filming the fight that she would either win or lose.
“Option C is to do the research, take the fear out of the equation and find out what works best for your body to cure its cancer,” Colon explained.
“We are proud to have the opportunity to present such a significant film,” said LHMI, Executive Director Bel Hernandez, “What Lourdes has been able to capture with this documentary has such a powerful message.”
Option C: My Journey With Cancer was made with a little help from her friends: Executive Producer, Esai Morales, Actor/Activist; and Producers Yeniffer Behrens, Chris La Voy, Dewayne Cox, and Daniel Rojo. Through their collaboration with Colon, they have delivered a formidable documentary.
“Lourdes’ story is not only about hope, courage and inspiration,” said Mary Chuy, LHMI, Director, East Coast Film Screenings, and the power behind this Milwaukee screening, “but it is also educates and as a result we’ve been able to attract important sponsors to help our organization screen this documentary in Milwaukee. We are deeply grateful to sponsors: Bel Air Cantina, La Causa, United Airlines, Agencia de Viajes, The Pfister Hotel, Angel Up Foundation and our community groups supporters.”
Option C will screen on September 10, 2014 at the Oriental Theater located at 2230 N. Farwell Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202. The red carpet stroll is at 6:00PM, screening at 6:30PM. After the film screening there will be a Q&A session with Lourdes Colon and cast. There will also be a special guest appearance by renowned alternative medicine expert, Dr. Nisim John, who will also take audience questions.
Many of Lourdes Colon’s celebrity friends are clearing their calendars to attend the screening to date, Nicolas Gonzalez (Water and Power, The Purge, Resurrection Blvd.) has already he will be traveling to Milwakee to lend his support this important screening.
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About LHMI Indie Film Screening Series:
Latin Heat Media Institute (LHMI) is a non-profit organization which utilizes multiple platforms and strategic alliances to inform, educate, connect, and empower Latinos in entertainment by providing the resources and tools, as well as insight into relevant issues in the entertainment industry that inform and advance Latinos in media. For more info:http://www.latinheat.com/latinheat-media-institute/
About Lourdes Colon:
Lourdes Colon is an American actor best known for her recurring role as “Anna Rodriguez” on the CBS drama Without a Trace. She is the host of the TV seriesThe Movie Time Showcase for the Omni Broadcasting Network. She’s appeared in several series including: The District and The Women of Brewster Place. Her film credits include: The Kiss, Blood Oranges, Time served, A Fine Line, The Killer Within, Expandable, and Amor Brujo. In 2010 her career came to an unexpected halt when she was diagnosed with stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Her documentary, Create Option C: My Battle With Cancer, chronicles her successful battle against the deadly disease by foregoing traditional western treatments.
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For more screening information, contact:
Mary Chuy, LHMI Director, East Coast Film Screenings