“A 2nd Chance for a Better Brain” & “A Cure for Alzheimer’s?”
This month we have 2 interviews with Peggy Sarlin, author of “Regain Your Brain: Discover New Ways to Get Back the Brain You Had When You Were Young”.
The first interview is with Dr. David Perlmutter, author of “Grain Brain” & Brain Maker”. He describes the physiology of Alzheimer’s and other forms of Dementia and offers nutritional and physical advice to reduce and/or reverse the effects.
In the second interview, Peggy speaks with Dr. Michael Fossel who has been reversing aging in animals using gene therapy targeting glia cells to increase telomere production. He has had very good results and is now ready to begin human trials.
“Collateral Beauty” (2016)
In an era dominated by comic book heroes and big action movies, the cast and crew of Collateral Beauty took a leap of faith, creating a heartfelt fable about loss, redemption and most of all, love.
Retreating from life after a tragedy, a man questions the universe by writing to Love, Time and Death. Receiving unexpected answers, he begins to see how these things interlock and how even loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty.
This film is loaded with an all-star cast and will touch your heart with truth and wisdom.
* Will Smith
* Edward Norton
* Kate Winslet
* Helen Mirren
* Keira Knightley
* Michael Pena
* Naomie Harris
* Jacob Latimore
* David Frankel – Director
* Allan Loeb – Writer
Friday, June 8th
“Being There” (1979)
A simple-minded gardener named Chance (Peter Sellers) has spent all his life in the Washington D.C. house of an old man. When the man dies, Chance is put out on the street with no knowledge of the world except what he has learned from television. After a run in with a limousine, he ends up a guest of a woman (Eve) and her husband Ben, an influential but sickly businessman. Now called Chauncey Gardner, Chance becomes friend and confidante to Ben, and an unlikely political insider.
This is the next to last film starring Sellers before he passed in 1980 and I would suggest his best … a great movie about flowing in life with a simple idea and a timeless statement about expectations.
* Peter Sellers
* Shirley MacLaine
* Melvyn Douglas (Oscar for Best Supporting Actor)
* Jack Warden
* Richard Dysart
* Richard Basehart
* Ruth Attaway
* … and others
* Hal Ashby – Director
* Jerry Kosinski – Writer
We will also show a short film update on the recently discovered mummies found on the Nazca Plain in Peru and have a discussion following the short and the feature.