Jim Allison: Breakthrough (2019) | Global Health Film

Jim Allison: Breakthrough

Directed by Bill Haney, 90 minutes

UK premiere

Screening: Friday 06 December, 18:15

Jim Allison: Breakthrough is the astounding, true story of one warmhearted, stubborn man’s visionary quest to find a cure for cancer.

Today, Jim Allison is a name to be reckoned with throughout the scientific world: a 2018 Nobel Prize winner for discovering the immune system’s role in defeating cancer but for decades he waged a lonely struggle against the skepticism of the medical establishment and the resistance of Big Pharma. 

Using intimate interviews with Jim Allison and a set of scientific leaders, paired with innovative use of graphics and archival material, and featuring music from star harmonica player Mickey Raphael and Nebraska composer Mark Orton, Jim Allison: Breakthrough takes us into the inspiring and dramatic world of cutting-edge medicine, and into the heart of a true American pioneer, in a film that is both emotionally compelling and deeply entertaining.

Jim Allison: Breakthrough website


A limited number of single tickets (£12.00 plus booking fee) on sale here

Film festival passes, giving access to all screenings, workshops, VR plus light catering and a Drinks Reception (£55 one-day, £85 two-day) on sale here

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