The Cancer Journals Revisited by Lana Lin

Lana Lin: The Cancer Journals Revisited

“Exceptionally moving… courageous, compelling, and formally experimental handling of painful and personal subject matter.” — Ashley Clark, BAM 

Los Angeles Premiere

The Cancer Journals Revisited (2018, 98 min) is a poetic rumination on the precarious conditions of survival for women of color. At the invitation of the filmmaker, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, twenty-seven artists, activists, and current and former patients recite queer black poet Audre Lorde’s riveting 1980 memoir of her breast cancer experience, reflecting on what it means to be a woman contending with illness and its afterlife. Lana Lin is an artist, writer and curator based in New York. Her work examines fragilities and contradictions of human and discursive bodies, emphasizing the conceptual and poetic capacities of moving-image media. 

In person: Lana Lin 

Funded in part by the Ostrovsky Family Fund, with special support provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Curated by Steve Anker and Bérénice Reynaud, as part of the Jack H. Skirball Series.


Associated Images: 

MON 10/7
8:30 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff