Not so pretty in pink

As we move into October—National Breast Cancer Awareness Month—this documentary from Léa Pool will explain (and induce outrage) the outpouring of pink in support of survivors, awareness, walking, running and racing for the “cure.” Based on the book by Queen’s University professor Samantha King, Pool’s film, Pink Ribbons, Inc., interviews big players (execs from Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Avon Foundation for Women), as well as critics such as Barbara Ehrenreich and Dr. Susan Love. What’s most powerful, however, is the clear and cogent commentary from women with stage 4 breast cancer, who aren’t all that impressed with pink as representative of their lives.