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Monster in the Mind
Directed by
Jean Carper

USA / 2015 / 87
minutes

North American Premiere

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Q&A Attendees
*subject to change:
Jean Carper, Lee Koromvokis, Ellen Kuras
SYNOPSIS:
Upon discovering she carries the # 1 gene for Alzheimer's disease, 80-something veteran CNN journalist Jean Carper embarks on a daring journey to face her worst fears and discover all she can about the condition. Including volunteering herself as a guinea pig for high-tech testing, she examines the irrational fear, drug failures, dangerous misconceptions, and hidden facts about Alzheimer's disease. Told with surprising humor and creativity, Carper finds things are maybe not as dire as the media makes them out to be.

This is an astonishing true tale of a disease shrouded in mystery and branded with an outsized sense of doom and dread reminiscent of the most sensational science fiction, horror and disaster movies. Top Alzheimer's researcher, Dr. Peter Whitehouse from the National Center for Creative Aging, calls this film a "game changer" that will do for Alzheimer's what An Inconvenient Truth did for global warming. --Cynthia Kane

BIO:
Jean Carper was CNN's first medical correspondent and winner of a prestigious Ace Award for a series on brain cancer. She is the author of twenty-four books, including "New York Times" bestsellers "Stop Aging Now!" and Food Your Miracle Medicine", as well as a former columnist for Gannett's "USA Weekend", with a readership of 50 million. Now, at age 84, "Monster in the Mind" is her first feature documentary.
MAIN CREDITS:
Cast/Featuring: Jean Carper, Dr. Peter Whitehouse, Dr. Claudia Kawas, Dr. Zaven Khachaturian, Dr. Lon White
Executive Producer(s): Jean Carper, Lee Koromvokis
Producer(s): Tilda Swinton, Michelle Ngo
Director(s): Jean Carper
Screenwriter(s): Jean Carper
Cinematographer(s): Ellen Kuras
Editor(s): Phyllis Housen, Christopher Radcliff
Composer(s)/Music: William Loose
 
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