"Informative, enlightening, life-affirming, funny, and at times even infuriating."
- Public Media Digest
"Deftly balances personal journal and objective examination of the issue. Rudnick is a charming host."
- Washington City Paper
"If the measure of a good film is that youíre still thinking about it days later, then In the Family is the best movie Iíve seen all year."
"With breathtaking honesty, skillful artistry, scientific accuracy, and loving care, Joanna Rudnick tells her own story and that of many other families wrestling with a genetic report that spells BRCA1 -- breast and ovarian cancer. I have never seen a film that revealed the human side of the new genetics more compellingly."
- Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the Human Genome Project
2009 Emmy Award Nominee!
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Read Jane Brody's articles Red Flags for Hereditary Cancers and Some Pitfalls of Genetic Testing from the May 27, 2008 issue of the NY Times.
- Extra Scenes and Follow-Ups
- Filmmaker Biography
- Closed Captioning
Release Year: 2008
Running Time: 83 minutes
Production Company: Kartemquin Films