Alive Inside Blu-Ray
One of the most influential Documentary films of the decade!
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. 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.
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- 78 minute bonus documentary
- Deleted Scenes
- Director's commentary
- Footage from 2014 Sundance International Film Festival
–Duane Byrge, Hollywood Reporter
Sometimes, you have to see it to believe it.
–Rheana Murray, New York Daily News
In a world drowning in bad news about dementia...'ALIVE INSIDE' is positively tonic.
–Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times