Join us for the screening of two powerful and fascinating documentaries exploring the mystery of the mind.
Alive Inside: A Story of Music & Memory (78mins)
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 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.This stirring documentary follows social worker Dan Cohen, founder of the nonprofit organization Music & Memory, as he fights against a broken healthcare system to demonstrate music’s ability to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self to those suffering from it.
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.
As Soon as Weather Will Permit (15 mins)
In As Soon As Weather Will Permit the Director Su Rynard’s uncle shares the story of his participation in the atomic mission on August 5, 1945. It is the story of a soldier training without the knowledge of what he was training for – a story caught between an individual’s recollection and collective memory.
The title refers to the edict from the US war department, stating that the first atomic bomb would be dropped as soon as weather will permit on one of four cities: Hiroshima, Kokura, Niigata, or Nagasaki. Winner of Jury Prize at Imagine Science Filmfest New York 2015.
Documentary Double: Mind is proudly presented in conjunction with the State Library of Queensland.
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