About the Film
Presented in partnership with SNS/FiReFilms
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.
Film will be followed by Q&A via Skype with Director Michael Rossato-Bennett.