The inspiring world of art therapy is explored in “I Remember Better When I Paint,” screening in Lowell TONIGHT (June 7)!

I REMEMBER BETTER WHEN I PAINT
part of our 2011 Film & the Arts Series
Tuesday, June 7 @ 7 PM (doors at 6:30 PM)
ALL Arts Gallery
22 Shattuck Street, Lowell
Free admission!

– SPECIAL GUESTS –
Sean Caulfield – Co-founder, Artists for Alzheimer’s
Ruth Remington, PhD, APRN, BC – School of Health & Development, UMass Lowell
Julianne Hertz, ATR-BC, LMHC – Art Therapist, Lesley University

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I Remember Better When I Paint, the 4th film in our 6-part 2011 Film & the Arts Series, is the first international documentary about the positive impact of art and other creative therapies on people with Alzheimer’s. This groundbreaking documentary by Eric Ellena and Berna Huebner is presented by French Connection Films and the Hilgos Foundation and narrated by legendary Academy Award-winning actress Olivia de Haviland. Many don’t know this, but actress Rita Hayworth, who suffered from Alzheimer’s, turned to creative expression to help her symptoms and produced lovely works of art. I Remember Better When I Paint highlights her remarkable story firsthand from her daughter, Yasmin Aga Khan, who shares how art therapy enhanced her mother’s life (see the article linked below, “Fighting Alzheimer’s With A Touch of Beauty.”) Princess Khan is a devout Alzheimer’s activist and President of Alzheimer’s Disease International.

We’re proud to extend our film partnership to the Boston area by welcoming our special guest panelists Sean Caulfield and Julianne Hertz, and are equally honored to welcome UMass Lowell faculty member Ruth Remington as our local guest. Come hear these extraordinary people talk about our feature film, their work in the growing field of Art Therapy, and their experiences with those suffering from Alzheimer’s, memory loss, and dementia. This event is presented in partnership with the Arts League of Lowell and made possible with support from the Lowell Cultural Council and ARTZ- Artists for Alzheimer’s in Boston, MA. We encourage you to visit ARTZ on the web and explore their inspiring arts programs and events that directly help those suffering from Alzheimer’s, AND their families. We hope to see you at Lowell’s incredible ALL Gallery for this inspiring film screening!

– CLICK HERE to see our 2011 Film & the Arts Series lineup! –
CLICK HERE to watch an interview with the film’s Co-director, Eric Ellena
CLICK HERE to read “Fighting Alzheimer’s With A Touch of Beauty” – Rita Hayworth’s inspiring story

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