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Alive Inside

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ALIVE INSIDE: A STORY OF MUSIC & MEMORY An Alzheimer's patient reacts to musical stimulation

Alive Inside

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
runtime:
74 minutes
Limited Release Date:
07/18/14
director:
Michael Rossato-Bennett
genre:
Documentary

We gave it a B

As illustrated by the viral video of a near-comatose man becoming animated while listening to an iPod, music can be a useful course of therapy for Alzheimer’s patients. That clip was originally shot for this thoughtful documentary, which stumbles over its own ambition and tries to tackle too many big issues (nursing-home policies, sound’s neurological impact) in a short run time. Still, it’s an often sweet and inspirational dive into the struggle to emerge from the fog of dementia. B

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