Hot Docs is pleased to announce that April’s Doc Soup will present the international premiere of ALIVE INSIDE (D: Michael Rossato-Bennett, USA, 73 min.) Winner of the Audience Award for U.S. Documentary at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, ALIVE INSIDE will screen on Wednesday, April 2, at 6:30 pm and 9:15 pm, and on Thursday, April 3, at 6:45 pm at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor St. West. Michael Rossato-Bennett will be in attendance to introduce the film and answer questions following the screenings.

Alzheimer’s and dementia are a reality for an increasing and often unseen population. ALIVE INSIDE follows Dan Cohen, a social worker who decides on a whim to bring iPods to a nursing home. To his and the staff’s surprise many residents suffering from memory loss seem to awaken deeply locked memories when they listen to music from their past. With great excitement, Dan turns to renowned neurologist Dr. Oliver Sacks, and together they investigate the mysterious way music functions inside our brains and our lives. ALIVE INSIDE focuses on one man’s journey, but also questions when we stop being human, and what it takes to re-start a life that has faded away.
Single tickets for ALIVE INSIDE are $15 and can be purchased in advance online at or in person at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema box office. In the event advance tickets sell out, a limited number of tickets may be available at the door on the night of the screening. Tickets can be purchased online, in person at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema box office, or by phone at 416-637-5150.
The 2013-14 season of Doc Soup will close with the ALIVE INSIDE screenings on April 2 and 3. Subscriptions for the 2014-15 season will go on sale March 10, at special Hot Docs Festival pricing, and will be available for purchase online, by phone at 416-637-5150 or in person at the Hot Docs documentary Box Office, newly located at 2 Bloor Street WestCumberland Terrace, Lower Level. For more information, visit
The Doc Soup monthly screening series brings the latest Canadian and international documentaries to the big screen in Toronto and Calgary. Hot Docs also presents Best of Hot Docs weekends in Vancouver and Winnipeg.
Hot Docs is pleased to acknowledge City as the Presenting Partner of the Doc Soup and Best of Hot Docs series.
Doc Soup Toronto is sponsored by Rogers Group of Funds, Telefilm Canada and by print media sponsor The Globe and Mail.
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