Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory

Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory

A film by Michael Rossato-Bennett
Starring Bobby Mcferrin, Dan Cohen, Louise Dueno, Norman Hardie

As dementia continues to affect millions of elderly Americans, Alive Inside reveals a remarkable, music-based breakthrough that has already transformed lives.

Spearheaded by social worker Dan Cohen, we learn that songs from a patient’s past can awaken memories and emotions that have been asleep for years, sometimes decades. Through revealing conversations with renowned neurologist Oliver Sacks and musician Bobby McFerrin, as well as powerful firsthand experiments conducted by Cohen in nursing homes, this uplifting documentary demonstrates how connecting the elderly to the music they love not only combats memory loss but also supplements a broken healthcare system often indifferent to interpersonal connections.

Audience Award at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival

 

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Production Year
2014
Running Time
73 mins

Past Screenings (since April 2nd, 2009)

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014
5:00pm
Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014
5:00pm
Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014
5:00pm
Monday, Aug 18, 2014
5:00pm
Sunday, Aug 17, 2014
5:00pm · 11:30am
Saturday, Aug 16, 2014
5:00pm · 11:30am
Friday, Aug 15, 2014
5:00pm
Thursday, Aug 14, 2014
9:30pm · 7:15pm · 5:30pm
Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014
9:30pm · 7:15pm · 5:30pm
Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014
9:30pm · 7:15pm
Monday, Aug 11, 2014
9:30pm · 7:15pm · 5:30pm
Sunday, Aug 10, 2014
9:30pm · 7:15pm · 5:30pm · 3:40pm · 1:50pm
Saturday, Aug 9, 2014
9:30pm · 7:15pm · 5:30pm · 3:40pm · 1:50pm
Friday, Aug 8, 2014
9:30pm · 7:15pm · 5:30pm · 3:40pm · 1:50pm

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