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Albany FilmFest Presents: "My Love Affair with the Brain" + Filmmaker Q&A - AFF 2019 Kickoff Week!

  • Albany Library 1247 Marin Avenue Albany, CA, 94706 United States (map)
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WHEN: Thursday, March 14, 2019, 7pm

WHERE: Albany Library, Edith Stone Room, 1247 Marin Avenue, Albany CA

ADMISSION: Free + Free Popcorn!

It’s Albany FilmFest 2019 Pre-Fest Kickoff Week - 2 powerful short features from Bay Area Filmmakers + filmmaker Q&A. “The Whisteblower of My Lai” on Tuesday and “My Love Affair with the Brain” on Thursday

Back by popular demand!

How can you not fall in love with a woman who carries around a preserved human brain inside a giant flowery hat box? Do not miss the award-winning documentary “My Love Affair with the Brain: The Life and Science of Dr. Marion Diamond,” the fascinating, charming, and empowering story of a pioneering neuroscientist whose work in brain plasticity and other areas changed the way we see ourselves. Stay after for a lively Q&A with filmmakers Gary Weimberg & Catherine Ryan.

Marian Diamond’s groundbreaking scientific accomplishments are all the more remarkable because she began during an era when so few women entered science at all. In this film we meet the warm and thoroughly charming woman herself, who describes her 60+ year career researching the human brain as “pure joy.”

It is no exaggeration to say that Dr. Diamond changed science, and society at large in dramatic ways over the course of her career. Even just watching the film has changed the lives of students, teachers, children, parents, seniors, each in their own way. It is called the “Diamond Effect” – a master teacher leading viewers to a better understanding of their own brains, and a deeper engagement with learning and with life itself.

Documentary, 57 minutes

Co-presentation of Albany FilmFest, the Albany Library, and Friends of the Albany Library.