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Meaningful Movies Tacoma presents Alive Inside

December 16, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

ALIVE INSIDE –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 around the country 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 numerous visionaries in healthcare including 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. Rossato-Bennett visits family members who have witnessed the miraculous effects of personalized music on their loved ones, and offers illuminating interviews with experts including renowned neurologist and best-selling author Oliver Sacks (Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain), healthcare visionaries Dr. Bill Thomas, Dr. Al Powers, Naomi Fiel, and musician Bobby McFerrin (“Don’t Worry, Be Happy”).

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.

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Join us for a lively discussion to folloinside-alive-8-5-x-11w this extraordinary film that will inspire you. Bring your friends and family! The public is invited FREE of charge. A donation is requested to allow the volunteers of MMT to continue to bring cutting edge documentaries to the community.


Special Thanks To Our Cosponsors:

Greater Tacoma Community Foundation – Spark Grants

UWT- Center for the Study of Community and Society

Marlene’s Markets

RAD Team Tacoma


December 16, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Diane Tilstra


Center for Spiritual Living
206 North J St
Tacoma, WA United States
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