Movie: Alive Inside

March 2, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 8:20 pm

This stirring award-winning documentary follows social worker Dan Cohen, founder of the nonprofit organization “Music and Memory,” as he fights against a broken health-care system to demonstrate music’s power to awaken the memories locked away in patients with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

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. He visits family members who have witnessed the miraculous effects of personalized music on their loved ones and offers illuminating interviews with experts.

The inspirational and emotional story of Alive Inside left audiences humming, clapping, and cheering at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival where it won the Audience Award. (

Sponsored by the Friends, admission to Alive Inside is free.

Alive Inside is part of our“Magic of Music” series during March at the Cazenovia Public Library.  Don’t miss celebrated musician Samite Mumondo, highly- acclaimed documentary film Andrew and Wendy, as well as a class “Creating a Playlist.”