A Matter of Life and Death: Neuroscience on the Silver Screen

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When and Where:
Thursday, November 12, 2015 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
at Indiana Medical History Museum

3045 W. Vermont St., Indianapolis, IN 46222

Diane Friedman, Kathleen Hubner


Event Description:

UPDATE: Both screenings are SOLD OUT.  Contact edenharter@imhm.org for wait list details. 

Film screening of the otherworldly 1946 classic A Matter of Life and Death followed by a discussion about hallucination, illness, and recovery onscreen and in real life.

Roger Ebert called A Matter of Life and Death (1946) “one of the most audacious films ever made.” Like the 1990 film Awakenings, it approaches what could be a bleak subject—neurological illness—and explores the vast expanses contained within the human heart and mind. The film depicts British Air Force pilot Peter Carter (David Niven) after a near death experience in which on-going hallucinations (waking dreams) convince him he was not meant to survive.

After the screening (104 min), two members of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses, Diane Friedman and Kathy Hubner, will lead a short discussion. Friedman, author of A Matter of Life and Death: The Brain Revealed by the Mind of Michael Powell (2008), will highlight how the filmmakers made use of neuroscience medicine and Hubner, winner of the 2015 National Award for Excellence in Advanced Practice Neuroscience Nursing, will share stories of patients who have transcended seemingly insurmountable barriers.

Both screenings are currently SOLD OUT. Contact edenharter@imhm.org for wait list details.

Presented by the Indiana Medical History Museum and the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses--Central Indiana Chapter.

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