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LGBT Community and Allies
Showing of: Alzheimer's A Love Story
Alzheimer's A Love Story is the story of Michael Horvich and his partner Gregory who passed away of Alzheimer's in the fall of 2015, soon after I was dx'd. I have been hearing of all the film fests that this have been wining awards at for over a year and I am very excited finally have a chance see it....hope you will check it out.
DAI Webinar and Documentary viewing: "Alzheimer’s: A Love Story"
February 22, 2017 - 3.30 PM (EST) New York USA
February 23, 2017 - 7.30 AM Sydney (AEDT) Australia
Please note: This event is set in a number of time zones, and has been set up using Adelaide, AU - but it is one event for everyone, Wednesday, February 22, 2017 (USA/UK/EU) and Thursday, February 23, 2017 (AU/NZ).
About the documentary Alzheimer's: A love story: A moving short documentary on the power of love through all obstacles, this love story beautifully captures one couple’s intimate struggle with a disease that indiscriminately impacts millions of people. Those diagnosed are often told they will live an average of eight years after their symptoms first become noticeable. It has been eleven years for Greg, who now lives in a memory care facility in Chicago. Every day, his husband Michael, a kind, earnest and resilient man who looks like Santa Claus and approaches the disease with the practicality of a retired educator (which he is), visits the love of his life and fights to preserve the memory of their 40 years together.
Alzheimer’s: A Love Story has screened at over 60 film festivals internationally and won over 30 awards, both audience and juried, including both the Best Short Film and Best LGBT Film at the Cannes American Pavilion Emerging Filmmakers Showcase.
Michael will introduce this moving documentary, and will be available for question time afterwards.
About Michael: Michael is a retired educator, administrator, and college instructor. He currently is an educator, writer, poet, book binder, photographer, artist, collector, museum curator emeritus, and actor. He won two Fellowships in Gifted Education from the State of Illinois, a Performing Arts Grant from the City of Chicago, and a two week Competitive Application Residency in creative non- fiction writing at The Ragdale Foundation in Lake Forest, Illinois.
He and his life partner Gregory Maire, are the subject of ALZHEIMER’S: A Love Story, which has been accepted by 45+ film festivals around the U.S. and World and has won 19+ awards. He is currently working on his memoirs: GYROSCOPE: An Alzheimer’s Love Story and a musical: ALZHEIMER’S: The Musical. He lives in Evanston with his cats Emma and Gigi. His life partner of 40+ years, Gregory left this life in October 2015.
Wednesday February 22, 2017, USA/CA/EU/UK
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Thursday February 23, 2017, 2017 AU/NZ/JPN
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