LOS ANGELES, CA â€“ September 30, 2014 â€“ (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – After a hugely successful Milwaukee screening of Lourdes Colonâ€™s documentary Create Option C: My Journey With Cancer where it played to over 450 audience members, the LatinHeat Media Institute (LHMI) Indie Film Screening Series will be presenting a Los Angeles screening of this award-winning documentary which is directed by Chris LaVoy. The exclusive one-time only screening will take place on October 19th, 2014 at 11:00 AM to the Regal Cinemas L.A. Live Stadium 14 located on 1000 W. Olympic Blvd in downtown Los Angeles. The screening is free to the public with 300 tickets available on a first come, first serve basis. RSVP and reserve your tickets go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/you-are-invited-to-experience-create-option-c-my-journey-with-cancer-tickets-13315235227
LHMI, a non-profit 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 organized. 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 sentenceâ€”she was diagnosed with stage 4, Hodgkinâ€™s Lymphoma. It was as if a nuclear bomb had exploded within her and engulfed every inch of her body.
Colonâ€™s unique approach to overcome the deadly disease is chronicled in the groundbreaking documentary Create Option C: My Journey With Cancer. Colonâ€™s life-threatening challengeâ€”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 created her own â€œOption Câ€ of treatment through alternative medicine, organic nutritional and spiritual lifestyle with traditional western cancer treatments.
â€œOption C is to do the research, take the fear out of the equation and find out what works best for your body to cure the cancer,â€ Colon explained.
â€œWe are proud to have the opportunity to present such a significant film,â€ said LHMI, Executive Director Bel Hernandez, â€œWhat Lourdes has been able to capture with this documentary has such a powerful message.â€
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 LaVoy, Dewayne Cox, and Daniel Rojo. Through their collaboration with Colon, they have delivered a formidable documentary.
â€œLourdesâ€™ story is not only about hope, courage and inspiration,â€ said Mary Chuy, LHMI, Director, East Coast Film Screenings, and the event coordinator for the Los Angeles screening. â€œWe are excited to share her film with Los Angeles. The film is more than an inspiration, it also educates and inspiresâ€.
The Los Angeles screening will feature a red carpet stroll at 10:30AM, screening at 11:00 AM with a Q&A session afterwards 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 Colonâ€™s celebrity friends are clearing their calendars to attend the screening to date, Esai Morales (The Brink), Nicolas Gonzalez (Water and Power, Resurrection Blvd.), Alicia Sixtos (The Fosters, East Los High 1&2), Andrea Sixtos (East Los High2), with more celebrities coming on board every day.
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 â€œAnna Rodriguezâ€ on the CBS drama Without a Trace. She is the host of the TV series The Movie Time Showcase for the Omni Broadcasting Network. Sheâ€™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.
Lourdes Cancer Free