The Alliance for the Arts hosts a screening of the art therapy film “I Remember Better When I Paint” on Tuesday, February 18 at 7PM. The 2009 feature length documentary explores the positive impact of art and other creative therapies in people with Alzheimer’s disease, and how these approaches can change the way the disease is viewed by society. The film examines the way creative arts bypass the limitations of dementia disorders such as Alzheimer’s and shows how patients’ still-vibrant imaginations are strengthened through therapeutic art. Produced and directed by Eric Ellena and Berna Huebner, “I Remember Better When I Paint” is narrated by actress Olivia de Havilland who played Melanie Hamilton in “Gone with the Wind.”
Berna Huebner will be on hand and will lead a discussion following the screening, along with local art therapists Angel Duncan and Reina Lombardi. The screening will be in the Foulds Theatre at the Alliance. A $5 suggested donation is requested at the door.