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Drexel Theatre to Host Talk-Back Following ALIVE INSIDE Screening, 9/4

Drexel Theatre to Host Talk-Back Following ALIVE INSIDE Screening, 9/4

Following the 7pm debut screening of Alive Inside on Thursday, September 4, the Drexel Theatre will hold an audience talk-back to discuss the effects of music in the treatment of patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Panel members will include Bonnie K. Burman, Sc.D., director of the Ohio Department of Aging; Peter J. Whitehouse, MD, PhD, professor of neurology at Case Western Reserve University and the University of Toronto; Dan Cohen, founder and executive director of Music & Memory; and Salli Bollin, executive director of the Northwest Ohio Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.

Additionally, the Drexel Theatre will be collecting gently used iPods in the lobby throughout the film's run for donation to Music & Memory, the nonprofit organization featured in the film that promotes the use of personalized music to improve the lives of the elderly and infirm. Donated iPods will be sent directly to residents in certified nursing homes.

Tickets are $10 ($8 for Drexel members, students, and seniors 60+) and include admission to the film and the post-screening event. Tickets can be purchased by phone at (614) 231-1050, at www.Drexel.net, or at the Drexel Theatre box office (2254 E. Main St.) in advance or the night of the event.

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. www.aliveinside.us

Photo credit: Courtesy BOND360


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