In the Family

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Overview

Director Joanna Rudnick serves as filmmaker, journalist, and active participant in this documentary highlighting how the mapping of the human genome can be simultaneously a remarkable gift and a horrible curse. Rudnick was just in her twenties when she tested positive for a genetic mutation that virtually ensures she will develop breast and ovarian cancer. Though, at age twenty-seven, Rudnick can circumvent the consequences by opting for surgery that will leave her devoid of both breasts and ovaries, chances are ...
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Overview

Director Joanna Rudnick serves as filmmaker, journalist, and active participant in this documentary highlighting how the mapping of the human genome can be simultaneously a remarkable gift and a horrible curse. Rudnick was just in her twenties when she tested positive for a genetic mutation that virtually ensures she will develop breast and ovarian cancer. Though, at age twenty-seven, Rudnick can circumvent the consequences by opting for surgery that will leave her devoid of both breasts and ovaries, chances are good that she will pass the mutation on to her children should she choose to become a mother. Now, Rudnick will embark on a cross country quest to speak with other women who have taken the test and received troubling results, speak with the researcher who discovered the existence of the mutation, and speak her peace to the president of the company that holds the patent to the prohibitively expensive test.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Follow-Up: Where are they now?; Extra scenes; Genetics FAQ; Discussion guide; Regular & educational chapters
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/30/2008
  • UPC: 720229913447
  • Original Release: 2008
  • Rating:

  • Source: First Run Features
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Time: 1:23:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 89,330

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joanna Rudnick Participant
Technical Credits
Joanna Rudnick Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Sally Jo Fifer Executive Producer
Beth Iams Co-producer
Erin O'Hara Score Composer
Samantha Olschan Animator
Gordon Quinn Executive Producer, Producer
Leslie Simmer Editor
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- In the Family
1. Intro: Telling Jimmy [1:51]
2. That Wasn't Our Family [3:31]
3. Testing: Grim Statistics [1:46]
4. Jimmy and Joanna: Filming at Home [1:55]
5. Jimmy Goes to a Screening [2:59]
6. Video Diary 1 [1:35]
7. Women of Force [1:42]
8. Visiting Linda [5:32]
9. Video Diary 2 [:50]
10. Mary-Claire King [1:10]
11. Mutation Animation [2:23]
12. Olga's Story [3:51]
13. Joanna Remembers Finding Out [4:40]
14. The Hankes' Story [6:33]
15. Jimmy Moves In [1:52]
16. Martha's Story [4:00]
17. BRCA-Boyz [1:48]
18. The Force Experience/ Show and Tell [3:30]
19. Jimmy Reacts [:45]
20. Joanna Visits a Plastic Surgeon [1:14]
21. A Strain on the Relationship [1:24]
22. Martha's Results [6:19]
23. Myriad [4:26]
24. Joanna Goes to Washington [1:24]
25. Jimmy and Joanna: News [2:21]
26. Olga's Results [3:04]
27. Back to the Doctor [1:34]
28. Linda's Family [7:00]
29. Credits [1:40]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- In the Family
   Play Feature
   Scene Access
   Thematic Chapters
      Animation: How Does the BRCA Gene Work?
      Genetic Counseling Experiences
      Discovering BRCA/Patenting the Gene
      BRCA Positive: What Are the Options?
      BRCA: Policy Issues
      Linda's Story
      Olga's Story
      Martha's Story
      Joanna & Jimmy's Story
   Special Features
      Extra Scenes
         Play All
         Director and Producer On Making the Film
         One-Step Mastectomy: Patient and Doctor Perspectives
         Joanna Finds Out More About Her Mutation at Myriad
         BRCA Testing and the African-American Community
         Where Are They Now?
         Olga's Family On High Breast Cancer Rates in Latina Women
         The Hanke Sisters Learn About Their Options
      Additional Resources
      Trailer Gallery
         The New Medicine
         49 Up
         Constantine's Sword
      DVD-ROM Features
   First Run Features
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