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'Still Alice' Release Supports Alzheimer's Awareness

6 May, 2015 By: Angelique Flores

Sony Pictures Partners with AARP on screening campaign

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Sony Pictures Classics have partnered with AARP Movies for Grownups to tout the home entertainment release of Still Alice and bring consciousness to Alzheimer’s disease.

Together they’re hosting nationwide screenings to support AARP’s "I Heart Caregivers" initiative, which supports family caregivers. Launch screenings of the movie began in New York May 5 and in Los Angeles May 7 with the rest of the screenings rolling out in June.

Still Alice stars Julianne Moore in her Oscar-winning role for Best Actress. playing Dr. Alice Howland, a linguistics professor who is diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. The film depicts the disease’s progression, its impact on her family, and the resilience Alice exhibits as she struggles to stay connected to the world around her and her former self. Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth and Hunter Parrish co-star.

The movie is already out on Digital HD, and the Blu-ray and DVD of will be released May 12.

Bonus features include deleted scenes and three in-depth featurettes. One featurette, “Directing Alice,” looks at filmmakers Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland’s journey into making the film, including Glatzer’s battle with ALS, which progressed during the movie’s filming (he died in March). Another featurette, “Finding Alice,” examines how filmmakers and the cast created an accurate portrayal of Alzheimer's disease. It also features Sandy Oltz, a woman living with early-onset Alzheimer’s, who served as a consultant and advisor to Moore.

“After working closely on the development of Still Alice, the Alzheimer’s Association is so proud to see the that film struck a chord with so many,” said Angela Geiger, chief strategy officer of the Alzheimer’s Association. “Our hope is that as more people see Still Alice through AARP Movies For Grownups they will be inspired to be a voice and advocate for Alzheimer’s disease resources, or seek resources, should they be facing the disease personally.”

Each screening will be preceded a presentation about the I Heart Caregivers initiative and an opportunity for family caregivers to share their stories. Many screenings also will be followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A, offering information and resources for caregivers available through AARP as well as state advocacy initiatives. To learn more, visit aarp.org/iheartcaregivers.

Screenings are scheduled in the following cities:

• Little Rock, AR
• Phoenix, AZ
• Tucson, AZ
• Denver, CO
• Mansfield, CT
• Washington, DC
• Tallahassee, FL
• Buford, GA
• Maui, HI
• Oahu, HI
• Chicago, IL
• Fairview Heights, IL
• South Chicago suburbs, IL
• Alexandria, LA
• Fredrick, MD
• Detroit, MI
• Minneapolis, MN
• St. Louis, MO
• Raleigh, NC
• Wilmington, NC
• Oriental, NC
• Fargo, ND
• Omaha, NE
• Hookset, NH
• Las Vegas, NV
• Reno, NV
• Cincinnati, OH
• Cleveland, OH
• Columbus, OH
• Dayton, OH
• Oklahoma City, OK
• Allentown, PA
• Philadelphia, PA
• Pittsburgh, PA
• York, PA
• Sioux Falls, SD
• Austin, TX
• Ft. Worth, TX
• Houston, TX
• Salt Lake City, UT
• Arlington, VA
• Morgantown, WV


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