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Alive Inside

a story of music and memory

Overview

Genre
Social Issues, Current Affairs, Music, and Politics
Synopsis

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.

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) 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.

Stage
finished
Running time
78 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Alive Inside LLC
Country
United States
Locations
United States

Distribution Details

Release year
2014
Festivals
Sundance, SIFF, Boulder, Washington West +15 more
Awards
2014 Sundance Audience Award for documentary +10 more
Distribution
Self, City Drive
Language
English

Photos

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