The Power of Music – Alive Inside

Residents, visitors, and many more discovered the power of music through the powerful documentary, Alive Inside. The movie was a resounding success at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival—where the film won the Audience Award—and it proved to have a similar reception at East Village Place.

Alive Inside follows Dan Cohen, a social worker and founder of the nonprofit organization Music & Memory. Everyone watching the film was touched by the
heartwarming first-hand accounts of those who have seen music transform their lives and the lives of others.

Michael Rossato-Bennett, the film’s director, 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 bestselling author Oliver Sacks (Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain) and musician Bobby McFerrin (“Don’t Worry, Be Happy.”)

Alive Inside received rave reviews around the community and many visitors expressed how moved they were by such an extraordinary film. To watch the film or to learn more about the therapeutic properties of music, please click here. We want to thank everyone who came to view the film and support such an interesting documentary.

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