AlzTogether presents: Alive Inside

Wednesday, December 10
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1hr 28mins // directed by:Michael Rossato-Bennett

Join AlzTogether of the Massachusetts New Hampshire Alzheimer's Association as they present the Sundance award winning film Alive Inside on Wednesday, December 10th. Following the film a unique Q&A will be held with special guests specializing in Music and Memory therapy programs.

Tickets are $20 and proceeds benefit the Alzheimer's Association MA/NH Chapter. Limited seating so get your tickets today!  


About the Film

Alive Inside is a joyous cinematic exploration of music’s capacity to reawaken our souls and uncover the deepest parts of our humanity.

Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett chronicles the astonishing experiences of individuals around the country who have been revitalized through the simple experience of listening to music. His camera reveals the uniquely human connection we find in music and how its healing power can triumph where prescription medication falls short.

This stirring documentary follows social worker Dan Cohen, founder of the nonprofit organization Music & Memory, as he fights against a broken healthcare system to demonstrate music’s ability to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self to those suffering from it. 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”).

An uplifting cinematic exploration of music and the mind, Alive Inside’s inspirational and emotional story left audiences humming, clapping and cheering at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award.

Salon 

"Dan Cohen's crusade to bring music into nursing homes could be the leading edge of a monumental change in the way we approach the care and treatment of older people, especially the 5 million or so Americans living with dementia disorders." - Andrew O'Hehir 

Full Review 

Variety 

"Michael Rossato-Bennett captures some amazingly transformative results in the treatment of dementia through music." - Rob Nelson

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