• Alive Inside (2014)

Alive Inside

Release Date: July 18th, 2014

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 17 min

Plot Summary

Social worker Dan Cohen, through his nonprofit organization Music and Memory, advocates for the use of music therapy for dementia patients.

Cast: Dan Cohen, Bobby McFerrin, Michael Rossato-Bennett, Oliver Sacks, Louise Dueno, Nell Hardie, Norman Hardie, Yvonne Russell

Director: Michael Rossato-Bennett

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Ximotion Media

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Duane ByrgeThe Hollywood Reporter

    A gloriously inspirational film documenting music’s healing power in Alzheimer patients. show more

  • 75
    Walter AddiegoSan Francisco Chronicle

    Questions of politics and policy, even urgent ones, seem pretty dry after watching Henry and the other elderly patients come to life. Those scenes are a revelation. show more

  • 63
    Slant Magazine

    The doc is heartwarming, but it doesn't delve deeply into the backstories that inform the ailing patients' connection to the music that stirs their memories. show more

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