Friday, September 28, 2007
Dear Talula is Showing On Cinemax ReelLife in October
Fourteen months after giving birth to her daughter, Talula, aspiring filmmaker Lori Benson received life altering news when her doctor called to tell her she had breast cancer. Within days of her diagnosis, Lori's friends began video taping her. The resulting film, DEAR TALULA, is an intimate portrait of a woman who met the challenges of her breast cancer diagnosis with captivating courage and candor. Premieres Tuesday, October 9 at 7:30pm on CINEMAX.
At 38, Lori Benson--an aspiring filmmaker living in downtown Manhattan--was relishing life and motherhood with her one-year-old daughter Talula. Then a single phone call changed her life forever: It was her doctor; calling after a routine check up; the diagnosis was breast cancer; and surgery was imperative.
Mixing verité footage with home videos and family photographs, this 34 minute film, is an intimate autobiographical portrait of Lori's battle with breast cancer. The film offers a glimpse of her life after she received the news - the complicated and often confusing medical choices, the doctors' visits, surgeries, chemotherapy and search for alternative therapies, as well as the support and encouragement she receives from loved ones, and tender moments shared with Talula.