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Documentary on positive impact of creative arts on Alzheimer’s screens in Palm Coast, Florida August 2015

The documentary I Remember Better When I Paint screens on August 31, 2015 in Palm Coast, Florida hosted by the  Palm Coast Arts Foundation in partnership with Florida Hospital Flagar, the Flagler County Art League and the Central and North Florida of the Alzheimer’s Association.

When: Monday, August 31, 2:00 pm
Where: Florida Hospital Flagler, 60 Memorial Medical Parkway (south entrance, classrooms A&B)
Registration: There is no cost to attend, however pre-registration is required. Space is limited. Please contact the Palm Coast Arts Foundation at (386) 263-2991 or pcaf@cfl.rr.com to secure your reservation.

I Remember Better When I Paint, narrated by Olivia de Havilland, is the first international documentary about the positive impact of art and other creative therapies on people with Alzheimer’s and how these approaches can change the way we look at the disease. Among those who are featured are noted doctors and Yasmin Aga Khan, president of Alzheimer’s Disease International and daughter of Rita Hayworth, who had Alzheimer’s. A film by Eric Ellena and Berna Huebner, presented by French Connection Films and the Hilgos Foundation.

Documentary on positive impact of creative arts on Alzheimer’s screens in Ocean City, Maryland June 2015

The documentary I Remember Better When I Paint screens at the Art League of Ocean City in Ocean City, Maryland in June 2015.

When: Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 10:00am
Where: Art League of Ocean City , 502 94th Street, Ocean City, MD 21843
Registration: There is no cost to attend, however pre-registration is required. Space is limited. Call 1-410-524-9433 today to reserve your seat or click here.

I Remember Better When I Paint, narrated by Olivia de Havilland, is the first international documentary about the positive impact of art and other creative therapies on people with Alzheimer’s and how these approaches can change the way we look at the disease. Among those who are featured are noted doctors and Yasmin Aga Khan, president of Alzheimer’s Disease International and daughter of Rita Hayworth, who had Alzheimer’s. A film by Eric Ellena and Berna Huebner, presented by French Connection Films and the Hilgos Foundation.

When Alzheimer’s Strikes: A Way to Help Thru the Creative Arts, Workshop in Paris, France, May 27, 2015

Workshop: When Alzheimer’s Strikes: A Way to Help Thur the Creative Arts
Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: WICE, 10 rue Tiphaine 75015 Paris, France
Registration: Free of charge, reservation required. For more information visit the WICE website.

Stories of how people with Alzheimer’s can regain capacities for exchange and communication through the impact of art and other creative therapies are the subject of an inspiring film and book by Berna Huebner, a longtime member of the WICE Board. Berna was spurred to carry out this project by her mother’s personal journey through this debilitating illness. She will share with us excerpts from her film, I Remember Better When I Paint, narrated by Olivia de Havilland, along with her own story of making it and showing it world-wide.

Instructor: Berna Huebner is the founder of the Hilgos Foundation, which supports and encourages the ongoing process of artistic creation in people with dementia, including Alzheimer’s. She co-directed the film, I Remember Better When I Paint, that shows how the creative arts can help Alzheimer’s patients re-engage in life. Berna is now director of the Center for the Study of International Communications in Paris, and has served on the Boston University School of Medicine Alzheimer’s board.

About the documentary
I Remember Better When I Paint, narrated by Olivia de Havilland, is the first international documentary about the positive impact of art and other creative therapies on people with Alzheimer’s and how these approaches can change the way we look at the disease. Among those who are featured are noted doctors and Yasmin Aga Khan, president of Alzheimer’s Disease International and daughter of Rita Hayworth, who had Alzheimer’s. A film by Eric Ellena and Berna Huebner, presented by French Connection Films and the Hilgos Foundation.

Panel discussion: Story-Telling for Social Change, April 15, 2015 in Washington, DC

What: Panel discussion on Story-Telling for Social Change
When: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 6:30pm
Where: George Washington University
School of Media and Public Affairs
805 21st Street NW
5th Floor Studio
Washington, DC

At this special event, a diverse panel will investigate the exciting media options non-fiction storytellers employ in today’s digital and the social media era. From theater to cell phone documentary to hashtag activism, storytelling platforms can combine to change minds and inspire action. The event will kick-off with a brief performance from the live stage play “YoungGiftedandFat” by Dr. Sharrell Luckett and proceed to a panel discussion of both traditional and cutting-edge storytelling. A brief reception will follow the discussion.

Panelists:
Berna Huebner is President and Founder of the Hilgos Foundation in Chicago, Illinois, which supports and encourages the ongoing process of artistic creation with people with memory impairment. She is the Co-Director of “I Remember Better When I Paint,” a documentary and editor of a book by the same name. She is Director of the Center for the Study of International Communications in Paris, France.

Dr. Luckett is an acclaimed and accomplished writer/actor/director who is also tenure-track faculty at California State University (Dominguez Hills). Luckett has produced a unique type of documentary film that explores how the making of the play unexpectedly imploded larger issues of society, sex, and self-image, and laying the groundwork for debates about the medicalization of modern-day obesity.

William Youmans is an Assistant Professor at the School of Media and Public Affairs. Broadly interested in questions of transnationalism and news media in conflict, his primary research interests include global news media, journalism, media law, and social movements. Other areas of interest include contemporary American public diplomacy and international broadcasting.

Kerric Harvey (Moderator) is an associate professor in the School of Media and Public Affairs. She is also a working playwright and multimedia producer who explores intercultural conflict in a wide variety of periods and places, including real-world, online and social media landscapes. She writes about the media arts and cultural archetype in the public imagination, the anthropological effects of new media technologies, digital storytelling, and the relationship between new media narratives and political identity. Active in Canada’s Center for Imaginative Ethnography, the U.S. National Press Club, and the Dramatists Guild of America, Dr. Harvey is also a Visiting Researcher at Oxford University under the sponsorship of the Oxford Internet Institute and a Fellow of London’s Royal Anthropological Institute. An award-winning professor at GW since 1990, she is also the General Editor of sage Publications celebrated three volume “Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics,” published in 2014.

For more information, click here.

Documentary on positive impact of the arts on Alzheimer’s to air on Los Angeles area Public Television on March 28, 2015

I Remember Better When I Paint shows how the creative arts can enhance the quality of life for people with Alzheimer’s. The program airs in the Los Angeles area on channel KCET on Saturday March 28, 2015 at 7:00pm.

Narrated by screen legend Olivia de Havilland, “I Remember Better When I Paint” reveals the ways day-care centers, nursing homes and assisted-living facilities are employing creative therapies to treat Alzheimer’s patients. This informative documentary offers pivotal new insights about the transformative power of drawing, painting, music and museum visits for those living with Alzheimer’s and related memory disorders. Through personal stories and interviews with noted physicians, the film explores the benefits of this approach, including an improved quality of life for the patient and a restored dialogue with their caregivers.

Leading doctors and neurologists, explain how parts of the brain can be spared, and discuss the life-enriching benefits of these new approaches. Among these experts are Dr. Robert Butler, a founding director of the National Institutes on Aging (NIH) and a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Dr. Samuel Gandy of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York and Dr. Robert Green of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

Inspiring personal stories are featured, including that of Rita Hayworth, as told by her daughter, Yasmin Aga Khan, to highlight the transformative impact of art and other creative therapies and how they are changing the way we look at Alzheimer’s.

The inspiration for the film came from the artist Hilgos, who had severe memory loss. When her daughter asked: “Mom, do you want to paint?” She unexpectedly responded, “Yes, I remember better when I paint.” Art students helped her regain a capacity for exchange and communication through painting.

I REMEMBER BETTER WHEN I PAINT: TREATING ALZHEIMER’S THROUGH THE CREATIVE ARTS is written and directed by Eric Ellena and Berna Huebner, and is a French Connection Films and Hilgos Foundation production.

Documentary on positive impact of creative arts on Alzheimer’s screens in Palm Beach, Florida

The documentary I Remember Better When I Paint screens at the Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach, Florida.

When: Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 2:30pm
Where: Society of the Four Arts, 2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach, Florida        Registration: Free admission. Due to limited space, reservations are required. For more information please call (561) 805-8562 or email campus@fourarts.org
For more information on the screening, click here.

The documentary I Remember Better When I Paint offers new insights into the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease through creative arts. In the film, leading international neurologists illustrate how the parts of the brain related to emotions and creativity are largely spared by the disease, and therefore dramatically changing the way we look at Alzheimer’s and related disorders.

The documentary is narrated by Olivia de Havilland and features Yasmin Aga Khan, president of Alzheimer’s Disease International and daughter of Rita Hayworth, who had Alzheimer’s. It tells the compelling story of Hilda Gorenstein, an artist known as Hilgos, who was left lost, agitated and uncommunicative by Alzheimer’s disease. She regained a quality of life by returning to painting with the help of students from School of Art Institute of Chicago.

I Remember Better When I Paint is a documentary by Eric Ellena and Berna Huebner, presented by French Connection Films and the Hilgos Foundation.

The Hilgos Foundation awards scholarships to students who help those suffering from memory loss, acknowledging and celebrating the astonishing impact of the arts on people with Alzheimer’s.

Documentary on positive impact of art on Alzheimer’s screens in Beverly, Massachusetts March 2015

I Remember Better When I Paint screens at the Beverly Senior Center in March 2015. The film highlights the power of the creative arts for those living with memory loss such as Alzheimer’s. The documentary screening is followed by a discussion and light refreshments. The event is free, and the public is invited.

When: Thursday, March 5, 9:30 to noon.
Where: Beverly Senior Center, 90 Colon St., Beverly, Massachusetts.
Registration: Space is limited, so pre-registration is requested by calling Annie Wright at 978-921-6017 or via email to awright@beverlyma.gov
For more information on the screening, click here.

I Remember Better When I Paint, narrated by Olivia de Havilland, is the first international documentary about the positive impact of art and other creative therapies on people with Alzheimer’s and how these approaches can change the way we look at the disease. Among those who are featured are noted doctors and Yasmin Aga Khan, president of Alzheimer’s Disease International and daughter of Rita Hayworth, who had Alzheimer’s. A film by Eric Ellena and Berna Huebner, presented by French Connection Films and the Hilgos Foundation.


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