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Science on the Screen: Still Alice
THE FILM SERIES AT GORTON presents Science on thE SCREen® STILL ALICE WITH PANEL ON MEMORY CARE
“The toll disease takes on the life of a brilliant linguistics professor is superbly detailed by Julianne Moore in a career-high performance, driving straight to the terror of the disease and its power to wipe out personal certainties and identity.” –Hollywood Reporter
Please stay after the film for a panel discussion on memory care with Leah Stortz from the Alzheimer’s Association and Dr. Paul Later, a neurologist here in Lake Forest at Northwestern Medicine!
THE FILM SERIES AT GORTON PRESENTS:
Alice Howland is a renowned linguistics professor happily married with three grown children. All that begins to change when she strangely starts to forget words and then more. When her doctor diagnoses her with Early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease, Alice and her family’s lives face a harrowing challenge as this terminal degenerative neurological ailment slowly progresses to an inevitable conclusion they all dread. Along the way, Alice struggles to not only to fight the inner decay, but to make the most of her remaining time to find the love and peace to make simply living worthwhile.
Directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland.
Starring Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewert, Alec Baldwin and Kate Bosworth.
Concessions available for purchase.
SCIENCE ON THE SCREEN:
The Coolidge Corner Theatre’s Science on Screen® series has enhanced film and scientific literacy with this popular program, which launched at the Coolidge in 2005. In partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and its pioneering nationwide film program, the Coolidge has expanded Science on Screen to 72 cinemas nationwide.
Throughout the academic year, SoS creatively pairs screenings of classic, cult, science fiction, and documentary films with lively presentations by notable experts from the world of science and technology. Each film is used as a jumping-off point for a speaker to introduce current research or technological advances in a manner that engages popular culture audiences—from the function of the amygdala in the zombie brains of Night of the Living Dead to how far epidemiology has come since The Andromeda Strain.
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