FREE SCREENING Alive Inside A Story of Music and Memory

Sun, Oct 1, 2017

2:00 pm


About This Event

Running Time: 78 min
Rating: Not Rated

Alive Inside, winner of the Audience Award: U.S. Documentary at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, is a joyous cinematic exploration of music’s capacity to reawaken our souls and uncover the deepest parts of our humanity. Written, produced and directed by Michael Rossato-Bennett, this stirring documentary chronicles the experiences of individuals around the country who have been revitalized through listening to music.

The film follows social worker Dan Cohen as he fights against a broken healthcare system trying to demonstrate music’s ability to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self to those with dementia. Rossato-Bennett visits family members who have witnessed the miraculous effects of personalized music on their loved ones, and offers illuminating interviews with experts including renowned neurologist and best-selling author Oliver Sacks ( Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain ) and musician Bobby McFerrin (“Don’t Worry, Be Happy”).

Projector Media and the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation in association with Impact Partners and Artemis Rising Foundation