Alive Inside Returns
Alive Inside is a documentary film directed by Michael Rossato Bennett released in 2014 that explores the miraculous power of music to help re-kindle memories for Elders living with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of Dementia regardless of how far advanced the fatal disease is. The trailer for the film features "Henry"
Excerpt from a Recode.net article posted July 19,2014:
Audiences first encounter Henry hunched over in his wheelchair, head down, hands clasped firmly together, unresponsive to the world around him.As soon as a pair of headphones are placed on his head, the 94-year-old dementia patient opens his eyes, sits up straight and begins swaying and humming along with the music. Henry speaks animatedly about his favorite band leader, Cab Calloway, and even begins to emulate the jazz artist’s style of scat singing — at one point launching into a rendition of “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.” The dramatic transformation, which takes place against the bleak institutional setting of the nursing home where Henry has spent the last decade of his life, is a powerful set piece for Alive Inside.
Last seen in the Cleveland area in March 2014 during the Cleveland International Film Festival at Tower City Cinemas the 2014 Sundance Audience Award winner for Best Documentary will be screened at the Cuyahoga County Public Library Parma-Snow Branch Auditorium as part of the annual Make Music Day celebration that takes place around the world on June 21st of every year. There will be multiple musical performances by local musicians beginning at 10 AM and ending at 6:30 PM culminating in the screening of Alive Inside at 7 PM followed by a short discussion.
If you or anyone you know or love have been directly or indirectly affected by Alzheimer's / Dementia , if you are a Care-Giver or a Healthcare professional or even a musician looking to make an impact we recommend attending this event, supporting your local musicians and seeing this movie.
Drop-In anytime from 10 Am on to hear some great musical talent
Register here to reserve a seat for the film
Kleenex will be provided,we guarantee you'll need it.
Cuyahoga County Public Library
The City Of Parma
Parma Area Chamber Of Commerce
with help from the Alive Inside Foundation and Parma's own DBA Worldstock Entertainment / Promotions