Austin Film Society presents Jim Allison: Breakthrough

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James Allison: Breakthrough
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Breakthrough is a documentary about a scientist named Jim Allison who grew up in the small town of Alice, Texas. After the passing of his mother at a young age, Jim devotes his life to finding a cure for the terrible disease. Now at 70, this documentary features a retelling of the hard work and the struggles he experienced that led to his Nobel Prize-winning discovery. Featured are stories directly from the man himself as well as his friends and family.

The documentary is narrated by Woody Harrelson and written and directed by Bill Haney. There will be a discussion after the film with Lauren Ehrlich, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Biosciences at UT.

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AFS Cinema
6406 N. I-35 Frontage Rd. Suite 3100
Austin, TX 78752


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