Icarus Films to Release “The Good Breast” Mastectomy Documentary on June 18

The timely documentary The Good Breast (DVD: $29.98) is slated for release on June 18 from Icarus Films. Veteran breast cancer surgeon Dr. Lauren Schnaper believes that fear and ignorance are fueling an alarming rate of medically unnecessary mastectomies in America, but for the four women who here allow viewers intimate access to the ups and downs of their mastectomies and breast reconstructions, their search for the “good breast” is a necessity. Directed by Bernadette Wegenstein, The Good Breast blends the stories of these courageous women with the journey taken by Schnaper to Catania, Sicily, to experience a festival honoring Saint Agatha, the patron saint of breast cancer patients. What the doctor learns leads to provocative insights into contemporary American attitudes toward breast cancer. Bonus features include behind-the-scenes footage and deleted scenes