watch Alive Inside:New Doc on iPods & Nursing Homes (Berkeley)

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.

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  • Raines C.

    I saw a preview of this movie as part of the Second Wind tour this Spring and highly recommend it. Very inspirational and helps us see how our elders can inspire us, and care is a two-way street.

    August 12

  • Gayle U.

    Sorry I have back to back meetings otherwise this sounds like a phenomenal movie to see. Will it play another time in the evening, maybe?

    August 9

    • Raines C.

      It opened Friday and is showing in SF and the Shattuck at least through Thursday, several times a day. Check it out!

      August 9

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