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.
Saturday - February 25 @ 3:30PM - Cinemark 17, Lake Robbins, Auditorium 14
FILM FESTIVAL WINS & AWARDS
AUDIENCE AWARD - SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL, 2014
LEONARDO’S HORSE - MILANO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS 2014
AUDIENCE AWARD - PROVINCETOWN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2014
GOLDEN SPACE NEEDLE AWARD, 2ND PLACE - SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2014
BEST DOCUMENTARY - FORT MYERS BEACH FILM FESTIVAL 2014
AUDIENCE AWARD - SEDONA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2014
SPECIAL AWARD - BOULDER FILM FESTIVAL 2014
AUDIENCE AWARD - BERKSHIRES FILM FESTIVAL 2014
AUDIENCE AWARD - CALGARY UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL 2014
JURY PRIZE - 4TH CONTEMPORARY SCIENCE FILM FESTIVAL 2014
GRAND JURY PRIZE - DEADCENTER FILM FESTIVAL 2014
BEST FEATURE - RIFF 2014
AUDIENCE AWARD - AMINA FILM FESTIVAL, BRAZIL 2014
AUDIENCE AWARD - MENDOCINO FILM FESTIVAL 2015
AUDIENCE AWARD - FRIDAY HARBOR FILM FESTIVAL 2015
2015 AGELESS DIGNITY AWARD - NATIONAL ELDER ABUSE DAY
FINALIST - 2015 GOLDEN EAGLE CINE AWARDS
"INNOVATION IN CAREGIVING" AWARD - BENJAMIN ROSE INSTITUTE ON AGING