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A film about the power of music and the social worker who uses it to “awaken” patients with dementia and Alzheimer's.
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World Premiere At Sundance Today!

Posted by Michael Rossato-Bennett (Creator)

Hello friends, 

The day is finally here! This afternoon we are making our World Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival!!! 

We held our industry screening yesterday and you wouldn't believe the responses:

Just saw "Alive Inside: a Story of Music & Memory." A Touching, compelling, universal, important doc. #dhsundance #sundance
— Court Mann (@TheCourtMann) January 17, 2014

Just saw an amazingly beautiful, moving & heartfelt #Documentary @AliveInsideFilm @Sundancefest #musiciseverything #kudos
— Mr. SOUL! The Movie (@mrsoulthemovie) January 17, 2014

Just wept through "Alive Inside" with 300 strangers @sundancefest. #joyfulsundancecry.  — Matt Holzman (@KCRW_Matt) January 17, 2014

We are completely blown away and incredibly excited! We'd also like to take this opportunity again to thank you all for your support and encouragement. We couldn't have done this without you, and every single one of you will be with us in spirit today!

Don't forget to follow us on twitter and like us on Facebook to keep up with all of the exciting news. Something tells us this is only the beginning.

- The Alive Inside Team


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      Meral Bozkurt on

      Micheal and family,
      We are keeping up with the events with bated breath her in NYC. Watched your interview and you were fabulous. Sending our prayers to the gods above that Alive Inside WINS SUNDANCE! Congrats so far for the international distribution sales. Sorry I didn't connect before you left, I have been fighting the flu, respitory, sinus and everything else "monster" that has attacked my body.
      Meral & HL
      Crossing our fingers, toes and everything else 8-)

    2. Michael Rossato-Bennett 2-time creator on

      Thanks for all the love supporters!

      We are so excited to show the film to you guys- as soon as the tornado dies down we will start working on the NYC premiere and the the special Kickstarter showing. Are any of you here at Sundance?


    3. Tomasina Harper on


      I never got tickets to see the show. Can someone email me so I can see it.



    4. Tomasina Harper on


      I never got tickets to see the show. Can someone email me so I can see it.



    5. Tina Valdes on

      I am beyond THRILLED that "Alive Inside" is at Sundance and finally off the ground! I can't wait to be able to see the entire documentary and watch how your work changes lives and long held opinions of individuals with dementia! Thank you for all your work to bring this project to fruition!!

    6. Christina

      am thrilled to see a KS project
      i backed doing as well as i had hoped - and more! So exciting to see! I hope you might offer all of your backers an opportunity to get the movie at a discount in the future. ;-)