ALIVE INSIDE: A Story of Music and Memory

A special film screening, co-presented with Bartlett Woods

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.

Directed by Michael Rossato-Bennett

Starring Dan Cohen, Louise Dueno, Nell Hardie

USA | 2014 | NR | 78 min

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

...packs as potent a simple emotional wallop as anything you'll see - or hear - anywhere this year. - Globe and Mail

Alive Inside is a small but vibrant miracle - Philidelphia Inquirer


About Bartlett Woods

Discover the Bartlett Woods Difference.

A COMMUNITY LIKE NO OTHER –In this intimate retirement community, it’s the people who work and live here that make it really special.

Bartlett Woods is a 58 unit Independent and Assisted Living Community with one and two bedroom apartments located in Rockland.  Bartlett House offers you custom-tailored services, support, and safety, all at a reasonable cost.  When one of our apartments becomes, your home, it’s just that: your home.  Should you find that you need more support, we will provide it right there.

We are not a specialized memory care center.  But, our hope is by sharing this film with our neighbors, we can improve the quality of life for all that suffer from dementia.  Every one of us has been touched in one way or another by this disease.  All of us at Bartlett Woods want to share this inspirational and emotional story because it is a subject we are so passionate about.

Show Dates & Times:

1/11/15 - Sunday

2:00 pm,

1/13/15 - Tuesday

1:00 pm,

$7.50/General Admission when doors open, at 1pm for Sunday show, and 12:30pm for Tuesday show

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