Double Feature the Art of Healing

Blue Door Gallery

Aug. 22, 2015, 06:30 am

13 Riverdale Ave.
914 375-5100

Art and Craft: Mark Landis has been called one of the most prolific art forgers in US history. His impressive body of work spans thirty years, covering a wide range of painting styles and periods. And while the copies could fetch impressive sums on the open market, Landis isn’t in it for money.

But after duping Matthew Leininger, a tenacious registrar who ultimately discovers the decades-long ruse and sets out to expose his philanthropic escapades to the art world,
Landis must confront his own legacy and a chorus of
museum professionals clamoring for him to stop.

Alive Inside: A Story of Music & Memory. This
emotional documentary shows the powerful effect that music can have on Alzheimer’s and dementia patients. Alive Inside touchingly
presents an alternative method to awakening the memories of these patients when social worker Dan Cohen brings iPods to a nursing home.

In the end, though, it’s the amazing footage of
Cohen’s method in action that earned this film the top audience award documentary prize at this year’s
Sundance Film Festival. When a few minutes of gospel music compels the listless patient Henry to break into song, you’ll know that you are witness to a landmark discovery that will make you a little more Alive Inside.

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