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Kamloops Film Festival: Still Alice
March 6, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Directed by Richard Glatzer & Wash Westmoreland
In Still Alice, renowned linguistics professor (the always-extraordinary Julianne Moore) struggles to maintain her mind and self after being diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s, in this adaptation of the Lisa Genova novel.
At first, Alzheimer’s means losing her way around the streets of Manhattan, but soon — far too soon for her husband and three grown children — it’s much more. But even as it puts her marriage to the test, Alice’s new condition does provide the opportunity to reconnect with her youngest daughter, with whom she’s never seen eye-to-eye. The fact that Alice is a lifelong student of language and communication proves a powerful resource in her fight against mental decline, but it also means that she has a uniquely troubling understanding of what’s to come.
With impressive performances from the film’s supporting cast, which includes Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart and Kate Bosworth, Still Alice will break your heart. But it will also remind you that love is all around you, still.
“JULIANNE MOORE GIVES A MAGNIFICENT PERFORMANCE”
-Scott Feinberg, The Hollywood Reporter
“IT TOUCHES DEEP AND AFFIRMS LIFE”
-London Evening Standard
“STILL ALICE IS FILLED WITH OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCES.”