October 2, 9 & 16 @ 10am – FREE screenings
A one-of-a-kind film experience generously sponsored by Piedmont Home Health, designed specifically for persons with dementia and their care partners. Watch the classic musical An American in Paris followed by audience discussion and reminiscence, guided by a moderator from the Wake Forest Baptist Health Memory Counseling Program. This program demonstrates how film can be a form of treatment for some of the symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s and related dementia. The cinema has the power to connect us with our deep-rooted emotional memories – the kind that never leave us.
An American in Paris is a 1951 American musical film inspired by the 1928 orchestral composition An American in Paris by George Gershwin. Starring Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant, Georges Guétary, and Nina Foch, the film is set in Paris, and was directed by Vincente Minnelli from a script by Alan Jay Lerner. The music is by George Gershwin, with lyrics by his brother Ira, with additional music by Saul Chaplin, the music director.
Rated G, 115 minutes
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