Poster for film LIFE INTERRUPTED, directed by Paula Mozen

Life Interrupted

(Paula Mozen, 2018)

TUE, MAR 19, 2024, 7pm

The Loft Cinema / FREE


Joining filmmaker Paula Mozen for post-screening discussion:

Co-presented by UA Hanson FilmTV Institute, with generous support from Arizona Oncology

In the United States, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.

In LIFE INTERRUPTED, three breast cancer survivors, including the filmmaker herself, share their empowering stories of survival. They confront life-altering diagnoses, navigate their disease process and treatment, and rebuild their lives with dignity, humor, and strength.

In an interview with Rethink Breast Cancer, filmmaker Paula Mozen says: “This is the film I wished I could have seen when I was diagnosed with breast cancer… Hearing stories from articulate women who have travelled this road before is invaluable for navigating the treatments and keeping hope alive. Knowledge is power and the successful prevention and treatment of breast cancer depends on it.”

Paula had two lumpectomies, 38 weeks of radiation therapy, chemotherapy, hormonal therapy and then a double mastectomy. Her reconstruction took a difficult 3.5 years.



“LIFE INTERRUPTED allows a glimpse into the sorrow, tears and triumphs of this journey and the key role caregivers and health care professionals play. LIFE INTERRUPTED is raw and beautifully done. Thank you for sharing your story and beautiful film with our cancer community—and the world…Gilda’s Club is grateful for your time and generosity.”
—Laura Varon Brown, Executive Director & CEO, Gilda’s Club Metro Detroit, an affiliate of the Cancer Support Community

“A raw and intimate journey of three inspiring warriors battling breast cancer.”
—Deanna Lites, Health reporter, WWJ Newsradio 950 Detroit

“When you or a loved one is diagnosed with cancer, everything you know is useless and everything you need to know is hard…Having a diagnosis of breast cancer, discussing the disease and its treatment side effects and understanding the impact of a diagnosis on the patient and loved ones are all aspects of the film… ‘Living’ with breast cancer is the challenge.”
—Pamela Priest Naeve, Director, Community Education,
Prevention Institute of California

This true-to-life film shines a light on the many facets of the breast cancer journey. It offers a fantastic balance of medical, personal, emotional, and psychological insights that are sure to help anyone looking for different types of support in dealing with this “equal-opportunity disease”.
Conquer Magazine

Ultimately, this is a story of survival, and viewers facing this diagnosis will be reassured by the participants’ honesty and courage in this award-winning film.