Women's Focus
1:03 pm
Sat January 12, 2013

Film Explores Woman's Breast Cancer Journey

New Mexico filmmaker Julie Reichert talks about her film "Warrior Woman," which will screen January 19, 20 and 21 at the Guild Cinema in Albuquerque. It  tells a story of healing beyond physical recovery. Alice (played by Karen Young) has survived breast cancer, but her marriage and finances are falling apart and she is tormented by vivid, disturbing dreams. Emotionally raw, she feels compelled to protect her student, Thuy, from an abusive husband. Alice and Thuy drive into the desert, destination unknown. When Alice’s decrepit car dies, the real journey for both women begins. Alice discovers that emotional healing has a different timetable than physical recovery.

Interview with Julie Reichert

Gary (Vic Browder) is frustrated by the actions of his wife, Alice (Karen Young), following her breast cancer surgery.
Credit Courtesy Warrior Woman

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