BRAIN WAVES:

"My Love Affair with the Brain" + "The Final Show" + Filmmaker Q&A 

7:30pm • Tuesday, March 20 | Albany Twin Theatre MAP

$10 (included with Festival Pass)

Changing our minds

The groundbreaking neuroscientist and teacher Dr. Marion Diamond followed her own curiosity to change the way we look at our brains and our potential. Join us for two delightful and insightful films -- an entertaining and enlightening evening of women who take their lives (and afterlives) into their own hands. Stay after the films for a Q&A with filmmakers Gary Weimberg and Catherine Ryan.

Thanks to Belmont Village for underwriting this screening.

Program

The Final Show Dana Nachman (Narrative, 10:00)

A woman who has lived a long life full of love and loss has to decide, based on all that she has learned, who to take along to eternity. This gentle and hilarious comedy of the afterlife stars veteran comic actors Marion Ross (“Happy Days”) and Nancy Dussault.

My Love Affair with the Brain: The Life and Science of Dr. Marion Diamond Gary Weimberg & Catherine Ryan (Documentary, 57:00)

How can you not fall in love with a woman who carries around a preserved human brain inside a giant flowery hat box? This is the fascinating, charming, and empowering story of a pioneering neuroscientist whose work in brain plasticity and other areas changed the way we see ourselves.

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