Trailer: The Cancer Journals Revisited

Jun 21, 2019

Still image from director Lana Lin's 2018 documentary Cancer Journals Revisited, screening June 27-28, 2019 at the Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University. Image courtesy of the artist.

The Cancer Journals Revisited connects over two dozen women through shared experience. Artist Audre Lord wrote The Cancer Journals in 1980 to chronicle her bout with breast cancer. Filmmaker Lana Lin was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, and later tapped 27 writers, artists, activists, healthcare advocates, and current and former patients—including Barbara Hammer, source of the current Wex exhibition In This Body—to read from Lourde's memoir for her camera.

The moving result of Lin's project screens here Thursday and Friday, June 27–28, at 7 PM. Ticket buyers who arrive early can also see In This Body for free. Here's the trailer.