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Two Films that Change the Stories We Tell about Life with Dementia


Sep 26, 2019
07:00 PM until 09:00 PM


ARTZ Philadelphia presents two films that will challenge and inspire you to understand dementia in a new way.

Filmmakers Michael Attie (Moment to Moment) and Michael Verde (Love is Listening: Dementia Without Loneliness)will be present for a Q&A after the screenings.

About the films:

Moment to Moment  (Jury Prize for Best Short, 2019 San Francisco DocFest; Special Jury Award at 2019 IFFBoston)

This short film follows Carl and Susan, scientist and artist, respectively, as they navigate the challenges of Carl's Alzheimer's diagnosis. Unable to engage in the scientific inquiry of his prior career, Carl finds solace in his basement, dismantling discarded electronics in search of the valuable copper inside. What begins as a perhaps questionable behavior evolves into a shared artistic collaboration, as Susan turns the copper into art.

View the trailer here:

Love is Listening: Dementia Without Loneliness A Memory Bridge Documentary

This hour-long film brings globally recognized authorities in the arts, science, and spiritual traditions together to reveal how we can move from fear to being with people with dementia–indeed, with anyone who disturbs us. This documentary marks a new day in our understanding of what it means to truly listen.

Praise for Love is Listening

This beautifully made film reveals how real connections with those with dementia occur. For those who want to change the world for people at risk of being forgotten, it is a must see! - Heather Richardson, Co-Executive Director, St. Christopher’s Hospice

By connecting with people who are isolated by dementia, we gain much more than we might think. This film deserves real attention. - Mark Knopfler, Dire Straits

Genuinely listening feels like a lost art. This documentary has found it. - Dr. Pamela Cushing, Professor of Disability Studies and Director of the Jean Vanier Research Centre





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9201 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA

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