“Of Medicine and Miracles” A Special Film Screening: Celebrating Cellular Therapy Clinical Success and Looking Ahead to What’s Next

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm PDT

Cellular therapies are reshaping the therapeutic landscape, representing one of the highest growth sectors for FDA new drug applications, spurring some of the most recognized cancer treatment advances of the last decade and helping patients in need.

Join us for a special screening of the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival’s “Of Medicine and Miracles” that simultaneously chronicles the discovery, development, and clinical demonstration of CAR-T cellular therapy, with the journey of the treatment’s first pediatric patient. Following the screening, there will be a panel discussion on advances in the pipeline for next-generation cellular therapies, many of them with Seattle area ties.

Synopsis Of Medicine and Miracles

At the age of six, Emily Whitehead was diagnosed with leukemia and the lives of her and her parents were suddenly thrust into uncertainty. Through bracingly honest interviews and home videos, Of Medicine and Miracles details her family’s experience bouncing from hospital to hospital, trying to stay hopeful amidst hopelessness, and their fateful correspondence with a doctor whose clinical research could hold the key to her survival.

A stunning feat of non-fiction filmmaking, Of Medicine and Miracles applies an acutely personal perspective to a highly publicized case, allowing Emily’s parents to speak candidly about the American healthcare system, the value of access to cancer treatments, and their overwhelming love for their daughter who celebrated 10-years-cancer-free in May 2022. Academy Award winner Ross Kauffman’s documentary (2022 Tribeca Film Festival release) is a tear-jerking, heart-racing record of medical history that honors its subjects and their trauma while empowering future generations to attempt the impossible.

Advance registration required: $10 (no onsite registration available)

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