Alive Inside, winner of the Audience Award: U.S. Documentary at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, is a joyous cinematic exploration of music's capacity to reawaken our souls and uncover the deepest parts of our humanity. Written, produced and directed by Michael Rossato-Bennett, this stirring documentary chronicles the experiences of individuals around the country who have been revitalized through listening to music.
The film follows social worker Dan Cohen as he fights against broken healthcare system trying to demonstrate music's ability to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense to those with dementia. 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 and musician Bobby McFerrin.