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Documentary Film
Alive Inside

ISA135

Fri., Jan. 23
@ 2pm


Alive Inside is a joyous cinematic exploration of the capacity of music to reawaken our soul and uncover the deepest part 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 and founder of the non-profit organization MUSIC & MEMORYSM Dr. Dan Cohen, as he demonstrates how music can help combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self. 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, this film’s inspirational and emotional story left audiences humming, clapping, and cheering at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award. Come to either one of the screenings at the Library and learn what the MUSIC & MEMORY program is all about.


Click here to read more about the Library's participation in the MUSIC & MEMORY program.





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