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 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”).
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.
TunesWork MISSION is Transforming lives through the power of music. TunesWork’s VISION is to advocate, educate and support the healing power of music for all ages, all reasons, all life. Music is medicine. We fund increased access to therapeutic music programs for residents in senior centers, patients in palliative & hospice care, children’s hospitals, rehabilitation, veterinary programs and bereavement. Together we change lives through the power of music. www.TunesWork.org
To learn more, or to sponsor this event email Forrest Reed at [email protected]
MUSIC & MEMORY℠ is a non-profit organization that brings personalized music into the lives of the elderly or infirm through digital music technology, vastly improving quality of life.
We train nursing home staff, elder care professionals, and family caregivers on how to create and provide personalized playlists using iPods that enable those struggling with Alzheimer’s, and dementia to reconnect with the world through music-triggered memories.
By providing access and education, and by creating a network of MUSIC & MEMORY℠ Certified organizations, we aim to make this form of personalized therapeutic music a standard of care throughout the healthcare industry. For more information go to: www.musicandmemory.org
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Music & Memory Benefit Concert with the Sacramento’s best cover band!
All sponsorship funds and donations collected at the Alive Inside screening on 3/18 and the Music & Memory Benefit Concert will be provided to the 501c3 non-profit TunesWork for the expansion of the Music & Memory program at memory care communities here in Nevada County.