PubliCalendar: 'Alive Inside' Documents The Healing Power of Music and Memory

Today's picks for civic nerds

By Atoosa Moinzadeh July 24, 2015

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For Today

'Alive Inside' Documents Music and Memory's Powerful Moments

Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett follows social worker Dan Cohen, the founder of nonprofit Music and Memory, for one day to document a phenomenon he was witnessing in nursing homes. Cohen had discovered music’s profound ability to combat memory loss. Alive Inside documents Cohen's fight against a broken healthcare system and the effect of music on dementia patients and their loved ones, featuring interviews with experts including neurologist Oliver Sacks and musician Bobby McFerrin.

Meaningful Movies Presents: 'Alive Inside', Fri, July 24, 7pm, Meaningful Movies Wallingford, 5019 Keystone Pl N, Free

For Monday

My Life in Google

Former NWFF program director Adam Sekuler (who spoke to PubliCola about his Facebook name policy activism a couple months back) presents his short film, My Life in Google, which uses  Google Earth, Google Street View, and Google Maps to create a personal memoir film and live performance.

Mixing footage with music and sounds sampled from the web, Sekuler examines themes of memory, nostalgia, and technology. Be sure to stick around for an audience-filmmaker conversation at the end. 

‘My Life in Google’ Screening, Mon, July 27, 8pm, Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Avenue, $8

Advance Notice for July 29

Changing the Climate of Climate Change

SHell No! participants will be speaking on the importance of women of color in PNW climate-change activism—calling to switch up the climate of the climate change movement. Join Sarra Tekola (who also organized June's protest on UW's Greek Row), Zarna Joshi, Afrin Sopariwala, and Yin Yu Wednesday evening for some insight from Seattle's leading change makers. 

Women of Color Speak Out: Changing The Climate of Climate Change, Wed, July 29, 7pm, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave, $8


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