Indie Trailer Sunday: 'Alive Inside' Doc About Healing Through Music

June 8, 2014
Source: Apple

Alive Inside

"Have you ever had music just hit you in a place where it immediately brought you to tears? Music has that power." This looks wonderful. Winner of the Documentary Audience Award at Sundance 2014 earlier this year, Alive Inside is a doc by Michael Rossato-Bennett about the power that music has to "awaken memories and emotions that have been asleep for years". It focuses on the elderly and how patients with dementia have been able to open their minds again through music, proposing that music has the power to heal by touching our hearts and souls. This does look like a very moving and inspiring documentary, and I definitely do want to see it. Check out the official trailer below for what's being called a "life-changing film".

Watch the trailer for Michael Rossato-Bennett's documentary Alive Inside, in high def from Apple:

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 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. The doc 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. In limited theaters starting July 18th. For more info on the doc and theater release listings: Curious?

Alive Inside Doc Poster

Official poster above for the Alive Inside doc directly from the film's Facebook. Catch this in theaters soon.

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Looks really really good. It's true there is some great power in music.

Carpola on Jun 8, 2014


This look like a good one. I realize you guys don't cover documentaries very often, but you should really research the new documentary called "6 - the movie". (I'm not plugging it; I am not affiliated in any way to this film, but it's a must see in my opinion). It's about the illegal animal trade and animal extinctions that are happening now because of people. It's by the same team that made "The Cove" (Oscar for best doc 2012), and it's shot using high tech spy cameras. really cool stuff.

TheOct8pus on Jun 9, 2014



ff on Jun 9, 2014


Music has such power with no language barrier. From the booth I stand in, no matter what country I play, music makes people laugh, cry, scream for joy and so much more...

DJROBL on Jun 9, 2014

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