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The North Hollywood CineFest April 10 – 16, 2015

The North Hollywood CineFest will run April 10-16, 2015 at the Laemmle NoHo 7 Theater in the heart of the world famous “NoHo Arts District.” This international film festival will showcase nearly one hundred films over seven days with the corresponding red carpet event attended by celebrities, filmmakers and media from around the globe.

The red carpet will host celebrities such as Sean Astin, Mimi Rogers and Chris Mulkey, scheduled to The Surface - Sean Astin 1attend the screening/Q&A for The Surface, as well as Edward Furlong and Vinnie Jones for Awaken, which also stars Daryl Hannah. Skeet Ulrich is anticipated to discuss his work as director of The Girl on the Roof. Event partners include Malibu Chronicle, Century West BMW, Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Krekorian, Nohoartsdistrict.com, the Greenhouse network of filmmakers and many more.

This year a portion of all ticket sales from the festival will be donated to support Cervical & Breast Cancer awareness. The entertainment industry, civic leaders, and iconic local businesses will join together to show that “NoHo ‘s The Ladies”.

The festival has partnered with Every Woman Counts, a statewide program providing free cervical and breast cancer screening to under-served women. The California Health Collaborative and the Susan G. Komen Foundation are helping to spread the word and save lives of women in our community.

Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic, a moving documentary narrated by Vanessa Williams, will share the journey of five women as they battle cervical cancer. This film explores the many misconceptions regarding cervical cancer and who may be at risk for these diseases.

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in California, and 1 in 8 women in the US will be diagnosed at some point in their lives. The earlier breast cancer is detected, the higher the chances of survival. There are two main screening tests used: the clinical breast exam and mammogram. Most women should get a mammogram every 1 to 2 years starting at age 40.North Hollywood cinefest

While cervical cancer is less common than breast cancer, it’s nearly 100% preventable. Cervical cancer is caused by a persistent Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infection and, because of this, many women assume that screening is only necessary for women who have had many sexual partners, but this is not  the case. HPV is a very common virus and most adults have been infected with HPV at some time, making it a risk for those who have had even one sexual partner. Starting at age 21, it’s recommended that women get a Pap test every 1 to 3 years. After the age of 30, there is the option to have a Pap test along with an HPV test to increase the screening interval up to 5 years. Additionally, young ladies between the ages of 9 and 26 can get the HPV vaccine, which protects against two types of HPV that cause most cases of cervical cancer.

 

For more information regarding the event and the cause, visit nohocinefest.com.NHCF_MALIBU2

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