Documentary film about music and memory loss hits U.S. theaters

Posted on: July 24, 2014

The documentary Alive Inside, winner of the Audience Award at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, is being screened at movie theaters and film festivals throughout the U.S. this summer. The film, directed by Michael Rossato-Bennett, chronicles efforts in healthcare facilities by social worker Dan Cohen, founder of the nonprofit Music & Memory, to demonstrate music’s ability to combat memory loss and restore a sense of self. The film includes interviews with experts including neurologist and author Oliver Sacks (Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain) and musician Bobby McFerrin. Theaters in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, Providence, San Diego, Santa Fe, and Seattle are among those hosting screenings. The movie also will appear at the Maine International Film Festival, Utah Film Center, Newport Film Festival (Rhode Island), as well as the New Zealand International Film Festival and, in the fall, Canada’s Vancouver International Film Festival. More information is available at

Posted July 24, 2014