Terminally Optimistic

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Virtual Available In:USA
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00 (+ $2 online fee)
Members:$10.00 (no online fee)
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:New American Visions
Minnesota Made
Minnesota Made
Health & Wellness
Includes Q&A
Release Year:2020
Runtime:105 min
Print Source:VenuS Directions
Director:Andrés A. Parra
Cinematographer:Andrés A. Parra
Editor:Andrés A. Parra


Your ticket includes a recorded Filmmaker Q&A following the film.

Terminally Optimistic follows the life journeys of three women with metastatic breast cancer. Eva, Krissy and Kim are adapting to their failing bodies in a variety of ways, because they must. Life has changed drastically after diagnosis, and they must reinvent themselves and accept a new "normal." This is the story of these three METAvivors, their families, caregivers, and communities.

This intimate documentary shows the human, the ordinary, the heart wrenching. From visits to the doctors' office to research trial possibilities, to managing the everyday needs of childcare, keeping a job, attending multiple appointments in multiple locations all while fighting breast cancer. Beyond shedding light on these under-told stories, Terminally Optimistic aims to create momentum to further metastatic breast cancer research.

Director Biography

Andrés A. Parra Andrés Parra, an award-winning Director/Cinematographer, grew up in Caracas, Venezuela and moved to the United States for schooling. During the past twenty years, he has built an award winning video and live-events production company in the Twin Cities. His short documentary, Without Papers has garnered several awards from film festivals across the country. Terminally Optimistic is his latest feature-length documentary.