SUMMIT, NJ - The Film Society of Summit will screen Prune Nourry's documentary 'Serendipity', which chronicles her own breast cancer diagnosis and subsequent medical odyssey, on Friday, December 6 at 7 p.m. Following the showing, a panel discussion will follow featuring Dr. Bonnie Guerin, hematologist / oncologist and director of the Breast Cancer Treatment and Prevention Program at Overlook Medical Center, Atlantic Health System Social Worker Kerry Ricci, and Lesley Andrews, Director of Pathways at The Connection.

At the age of 31, multidisciplinary artist Nourry was diagnosed with breast cancer and started documenting her treatment and its effect on her own body. The resulting film is a disarmingly intimate artistic undertaking that led her to find new meaning in her work and its serendipitous relationship to her own survival.

The film captivates with footage of the tools used to make of Nourry’s ambitious art: blowtorches, airbrushes, mud, straw, paint, clay, water, simulated acupuncture needles; instruments of an extremely creative mind with a lot to say. 

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Nourry specializes in sculpture, but also works on installations that include photography, film and performance. Her subjects range from bioethics to women’s rights and gender. The pivitol documentary shows a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment in an illuminated and artful light unlike anything before.  

Angelina Jolie and Darren Aronofsky are executive producers on the film.

The program will be held at MONDO, located at 426 Springfield Avenue. Tickets, priced at $12 in advance and $14 at the door, can be purchased by visiting summitfilmsociety.com or reserved by contacting summitfilm@gmail.com. Seating is limited.