Tag Archives: Dementia

WHAT THEY HAD (2018): New Trailer From Hilary Swank, Michael Shannon, Josh Lucas, Blythe Danner…

What They Had (2018), Michael Shannon, Hilary Swank, Bythe Danner, Taissa Farmiga
What They Had (2018), Michael Shannon, Hilary Swank, Bythe Danner, Taissa Farmiga

What They Had stars Hilary Swank, Michael Shannon, Bythe Danner and Josh Lucas in a story about a woman who returns home and must confront her past after her Alzheimer’s-stricken mother wanders into a blizzard.

What They Had is written / directed by Elizabeth Chomko… 

Considering the great cast, I’m quite sure this will be a good movie. The question for me is how badly I’ll want to see it bearing in mind the dark subject matter – and having already seen Still Alice (2014), a really good movie about dementia.

I probably will end up watching this as long as the mood strikes just right. It helps that Blythe Danner is a key character. I’ve always liked her ever since Meet The Parents (2000). 

Taissa Farmiga, Aimee Garcia, Robert Forster, Jay Montepare and Anna Kabis also star.

What They Had Release Dates: October 12th, 2018 (US)…

Happy Film Loving


ALIVE INSIDE (2014): Excellent Documentary About Music & Dementia

Alive Inside (2014), Henry
Alive Inside (2014), Henry

Inspired by Dan Cohen, founder of the nonprofit organization Music & Memory, Alive Inside presents brilliant insight into the broken American healthcare system. Specifically the nursing home and the extraordinary effect music has in restoring memory loss and a deep sense of self in dementia sufferers.

This is one of the best documentaries I’ve seen recently and it was impossible not to be moved by it.

Directed by Michael Rossato-Bennett, Alive Inside is the winner of the Audience Award at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Watch it and feel empowered.

Dan Cohen’s nonprofit Music & Memory organisation.

Happy Alive Inside 🙂