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Alzheimer’s

NARRATIVE | 5 – 10 MIN. | OLDER ADULTS, HEALTH CHALLENGES

As her husband Walter shows increasing signs of severe mental illness, Nancy fights to hold on to the memory of their marriage while struggling with the day-to-day life as a dependent senior citizen.

But What Does It Mean?

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Even when we feel that we have a sense of a film’s meaning, there is often more to uncover.

Watch this video to better understand the film and why we selected it for the festival.

CLICK TO EXPLORE THE FILM'S THEMES

What are the things that you want to remember about your life?  Make a list of the things that you want to celebrate and make it as long as you can. Think of the small details as well as the big. Now put the list in an envelope, seal it, and write “IMPORTANT” across the front. Put it in a drawer and forget about it. And see if you remember the next time you come across it, what prompted you to make this list.

Meet the Filmmaker

ABOUT THE FILMMAKER

Peter Vietro-Hannum started his film career at MTV Networks in the late 80’s, and has worked in the Film & Television Industry for the past 25 years. In 1995, he earned a BFA in Film from Syracuse University, and promptly moved to New York City to begin his career. He started as a key grip and dolly grip on dozens of independent movies where he realized that everyone’s job on set, including the technical crew’s, is to help tell the story. Today, as a camera and steadicam operator, Peter is called upon daily for his creative perspective and experienced eye. Peter has directed numerous short films and has started to transition into directing full time.

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WHY THEY MADE THIS FILM

“‘What do you really know?’ That’s not just the name of the game show that plays in the background of the climatic scene of ALZHEIMER’S, it’s the question I ask myself as a director all the time. People are not one-dimensional, so the characters we chose to weave into our movies shouldn’t be either. As a director I’m interested in telling stories about people and situations that make audiences think. This film is blessed with an amazing cast that all jumped into the challenge of telling a multi-dimensional story with characters whose truths lay just below the surface. I hope you enjoy ALZHEIMER’S.”

Your Turn: What did YOU think of this film?

1 Comment

  1. Katie Doyle

    Poignant, moving. Thank you Peter for making this film.

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