Please join us for a special screening of UNA VIDA, a film based on the novel Una Vida: A Fable of Music and the Mind by Dr. Nicolas Bazan. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Dr. Bazan. UNA VIDA tells the intimate story of disheartened, grieving neuroscientist Dr. Alvaro Cruz after the death of his mother and the unique relationship he develops with the mesmerizing New Orleans street singer Una Vida as her health declines and her struggle with Alzheimer’s progresses. Bazan strives to find meaning in Una Vida’s fragmented recollections of tantalizing jazz lyrics and spellbinding vocals.
This screening was organized in conjunction with the Oregon Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association’s McGinty Conference, the artNOW program at the Portland Art Museum, and it corresponds with Caregiver Awareness Month, which is honored in November.
artNOW is an arts-engagement program designed for individuals living with dementia and their care partners. The program combines a conversational gallery tour with art-making and is designed for people with young-onset or early to mid-stage dementia. artNOW is free, but space is limited and reservations are required. To learn more about the program and upcoming sessions, email Jenny Herget at the Alzheimer’s Association.