Grand Jury Prize ~ Documentary
Sundance Film Festival
Audience Award ~ Documentary
Sundance Film Festival
In a world drowning in bad news about dementia ... "Alive Inside" is positively tonic.
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Alive Inside

Alive Inside is a joyous exploration into our relationship with music and how it can reawaken our souls to discover the deepest parts of humanity. This stirring documentary follows social worker Dan Cohen as he fights against a broken healthcare system to demonstrate music’s ability to combat memory loss and return a deep sense of self to those suffering from it.

Through illuminating conversations with experts such as renowned neurologist Oliver Sacks and musician Bobby McFerrin, and astonishing experiences with patients around the country who have been revitalized by their love of music, director Michael Rossato-Bennett has crafted an inspiring, feel-good cinematic experience that sweeps audiences up in its uplifting and moving story. Winner of the Audience Award at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival,
Alive Inside leaves us humming, clapping and cheering as music lifts the audience's and its characters' very souls.

Played at

Playhouse 7, 8.08.14 - 8.14.14
Town Center 5, 8.08.14 - 8.14.14
Music Hall, 8.08.14 - 8.14.14
Rated NR
Web Site: http://aliveinside...
Runtime: 74 min
Language: English

Director: Michael Rossato-Bennett

  • Nominee, Grand Jury Prize ~ Documentary, Sundance Film Festival
  • Winner, Audience Award ~ Documentary, Sundance Film Festival
FEATURED REVIEW: Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com
One physician who works with the elderly tells Michael Rossato-Bennett’s camera, in the documentary “Alive Inside,” that he can write prescriptions for $1,000 a month in medications for older people under his care, without anyone in the healthcare bureaucracy battin...