WHFF Virtual • Jim Allison: Breakthrough

The Woods Hole Film Festival season series WHFF Virtual presents the documentary feature, JIM ALLISON: BREAKTHROUGH, from Thursday, May 6 through Sunday, May 9, including an online Q&A with the director Bill Haney on Saturday, May 8 at 7:00 pm ET.
Jim Allison received the 2018 Nobel Prize for discovering the immune system’s role in defeating cancer, but his story does not begin there. For decades he waged a lonely struggle against the skepticism of the medical establishment and the resistance of Big Pharma. BREAKTHROUGH follows the emotionally compelling story of a man’s visionary quest to find a cure for cancer.
Watch the trailer:
And… May is Members month at WHFF, too! All screening events are FREE to WHFF Members for the entire month of May. You can become a member at:
For the best community viewing experience, we recommend starting the film at 5:00 p.m. EST on Saturday, May 8 and then joining WHFF Executive Director Judy Laster and director Bill Haney for the Q&A on Zoom at 7:00 p.m. ET.
The film will be available to watch between Thursday, May 6 at 8am and Sunday, May 9 at midnight ET. If you purchase a ticket in advance you will receive an activation link to view the film via e-mail on Thursday morning, May 6th. If you purchase a ticket on or after May 6th you will receive a watch link immediately after your order confirmation. A free ticket to the virtual Q&A will be made available when you purchase your ticket. A separate access link for the Q&A will be e-mailed to you approximately one hour before the start of the event. Once you start playing the film you will have 48 hours to finish watching, or until midnight on Sunday, May 9th, whichever comes first.
Note: Tickets will go off sale promptly at 8pm ET on Sunday, May 9.
Tickets are $14 per person, $20 per household ($12/17 respectively for Woods Hole Film Festival members) and are on sale in advance at https://www.goelevent.com/WoodsHoleFilmFest/e/WHFFVirtualJimAllisonBreakthrough
The series is supported in part by grants from the Cape Cod 5 Foundation, the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, the Mass Cultural Council and the Falmouth Fund of The Cape Cod Foundation. For more information email info@woodsholefilmfestival.org or call (508) 495-3456.