I Remember Better When I Paint selected to screen at the Legacy Film Festival on Aging in San Francisco.
Sunday, July 8,2012
Doors open at 12:30pm
Fine Arts Building, 1st Floor
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Ave. (@19th)
San Francisco, California
For more information, contact the Legacy Film Festival on Aging.
Film Program Schedule, Sunday July 8:
1:00 – 2:45pm • Session 5
Glassy-Eyed (26 min)
Frederic Compain, Director
Bill Utermohlen (1933-2007) was an American artist living in England, creating his figurative art despite the era of abstract art. In 1995 he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, a diagnosis that changed both his life and his art. His final body of work is both an artistic achievement and a pictorial narrative of the illness.
I Remember Better when I Paint (45 min)
Eric Ellena and Berna Huebner, Directors (France & U.S.)
Narrated by actress Olivia de Havilland, the film presents the positive impact of creative therapy on people with Alzheimer’s disease, engaging areas of the brain that are not damaged by the disease. Noted clinicians are featured, as well as an interview with Yasmin Aga Khan, president of Alzheimer’s Disease International whose mother, actress Rita Hayworth, suffered from early onset Alzheimer’s. Director Huebner highlights her mother’s transformation.
A Sunday at 105 (13 min)
Daniel Léger, Director (Canada)
A centenarian Acadian (Canadian) agrees to be filmed one Sunday as she goes about her daily routine and ruminates on life. Filmed by her great-grandson. In French, with English subtitles.