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Film Screening and Discussion of "Alive Inside"

Community Room Combined
Thursday, Jun 20, 2024, 2:30pm to 4:30pm

In recognition of The Longest Day, a day to raise awareness of those living with dementia and their caregivers, join Kayla Olson, Dementia Care Specialist from the Aging & Disability Resource Center of Dane County (ADRC) for a screening and discussion of Alive Inside (2014).

Alive Inside is a 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 numerous visionaries in healthcare including 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), healthcare visionaries Dr. Bill Thomas, Dr. Al Powers, Naomi Fiel, and musician Bobby McFerrin (“Don’t Worry, Be Happy”).

Rating: NR | Documentary | 77 minutes