Alive Inside

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  • PG
  • Genre(s): Documentary
  • Release year: 2014
  • Running time: 78 min
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... read more
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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.

Original Release

01/18/2014

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Cast

Directors

Michael Rossato-Bennett

Writers

Michael Rossato-Bennett

Cast

Producers

Diana Barrett Executive Producer
Eric J. Bertrand Executive Producer
Daniel E. Catullo Executive Producer
Dan Cogan Executive Producer
Geralyn White Dreyfous Executive Producer
Andrew Herwitz Executive Producer
Forest King Executive Producer
Clark Langon Executive Producer
Michael Rossato-Bennett Executive Producer
Regina K. Scully Executive Producer
Limore Shur Executive Producer
Ben Spivak Executive Producer
Andrea van Beuren Executive Producer
Abigail Van Buren Executive Producer
Jonathan Clasberry Producer
Barry Cole Producer
Alexandra McDougald Producer

Editors

Mark Demolar, Jeff Pinilla, Michael Rossato-Bennett, Manuel Tsingaris, David Zieff

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