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Sonoma, CA 95476
Transition Sonoma Valley invites you to a special film screening Sunday, November 15th at the Sebastiani, a benefit to empower Sonoma youth to awaken memories in elders with dementia. Adele Harrison Middle School students will “Adopt an Elder” at Vintage Sonoma to discover the music that moves them and learn about aging.
This program was pioneered in Healdsburg (watch a 5 minute video) and we want to bring it to Sonoma.
The film 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.
Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett will be in attendance and there will be a VIP reception to follow. This is a great way for Transition Sonoma Valley members to easily support our community!!
Please distribute to your friends and family and encourage them to attend this inspiring event. We’re trying to fill the theater!!
This stirring documentary follows 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) 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.
Check out the official trailer for the film!