OF MIND AND MUSIC
Feb 17- 23
1 Hour 37 Minutes
A lyrical and extraordinarily beautiful story woven together by the music that permeates New Orleans and the jazz that made it famous. Renowned Neuroscientist Dr. Alvaro Cruz learns his mother has succumbed to Alzheimer’s disease. Nothing that his research or science could do could stop this from happening. When he decides to take some time off work and reconnect with his love of music he meets Una Vida, a singer with a mesmerizing voice. He realizes that she too is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and that her unconventional family cannot cope with her declining health. Cruz decides to seek out Una Vida’s long lost son in hopes of finally giving her resolution to the grief, loss and longing that has overshadowed her difficult but also beautiful life.
“Featuring outstanding performances and making excellent use of its scenic New Orleans locations, the film handles its delicate subject matter with a deeply affecting emotional restraint.” -Hollywood Reporter
“The whole thing is held together by performances that are superb across the board, Adams’ assured direction and delicate, beautiful work by both director of photography Tom Lembcke and composer Carlos José Alvarez.” -LA Weekly