Main Stage, $25
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.
Additional event features include: A performance by the OCC Music Club, Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett will attend to answer questions at the end of the film, and a silent auction will take place in the lobby with winners being announced at the end of the film. All ticket sales and silent auction proceeds will benefit Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey and the Alive Inside Foundation.
Outside Presenter. [Please Note: events marked as “Outside Presenter” are presented by individuals and organization renting our theater, and are not Grunin Center productions or events.]