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Watch: Alex Sichel Directs Her Own Death in Exclusive ‘A Woman Like Me’ Trailer

Watch: Alex Sichel Directs Her Own Death in Exclusive 'A Woman Like Me' Trailer

After being diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in 2011, Brooklyn-based filmmaker Alex Sichel decided to confront and process her terminal illness through film. In order to get over the initial struggle of making a movie about cancer, a topic not fit for “the hot babe movie,” as she puts it, Sichel has created a fictional, more optimistic alter-ego named Anna. The resulting film, “A Woman Like Me,” is a narrative-documentary hybrid that gives the director an outlet to explore her own experience and take an active role in combatting her illness.
The trailer promises a delightful blend of the imaginative and intimate, offering several candid moments with Sichel and imaginative encounters with her alter-ego Anna, played by Lili Taylor.
To help “A Woman Like Me” reach a wider audience and spread to wellness and cancer support groups, the film has just launched a Kickstarter
The film premiered at South by Southwest earlier this year and opens in New York City on October 9. Check out the trailer above and the beautiful poster below.

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