Coming away from Austin after this years South by Southwest left me with so many experiences, to the point of sensory overload. My intention at the time was to write a synopsis of the 10-day extravaganza, which I never did. After SXSW, while talking to good friends about what stood out, I found that I kept mentioning the film, Crazy Sexy Cancer.
I am so happy to learn that TLC Life Lens has picked up this film, which will air as the first documentary in their Life Lens series in August, 2007. From the Crazy Sexy Cancer website:
In 2003, 31-year-old actress/photographer Kris Carr was diagnosed with a rare and incurable cancer. Weeks later she began filming her story. Taking a seemingly tragic situation and turning it into a creative expression, Kris shares her inspirational story of survival with courage, strength, and lots of humor.
Kris Carr, the filmmaker, was at the (premiere) SXSW screening, and it was the first time she actually viewed the film, as the editing had just wrapped the week before. During a brief Q&A after the film, this dynamic, gorgeous, vibrant, and funny woman shared more of herself than she already had by documenting her healing process.
Having been engrossed (again) with the ideas and philosophies of healing and alternative therapies for cancer recently, I am overjoyed that this film can now be shared with the masses. Kris had stage 4 cancer, and with no traditional methods (the big 3 being surgery, chemo, and radiation), has healed herself with nutrtition, love, acceptance, and many other things that she can tell you about much better than I can. Check out this amazing film in August if you are able. And let’s all go forth and HEAL, O.K.?