Monday July 5, 2010

Free Film Screening

 

Forgetful Not Forgotten

One family's journey into Alzheimer's Disease

Craig Hill/Voice

 

 

hristopher Wynn never wanted to be a documentary filmmaker. Yet his first film Forgetful Not Forgotten has won the Best International Film award at the Indie Spirit Film Festival.

 

“At the young age of 57, my father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease,” said Wynn. “Forgetful Not Forgotten is our family’s story.”

 

From the frustration of witnessing the grip of the disease as cognitive functions deteriorate, to the rapid physical aging of Wynn’s father in just eight short years, the film brings to the forefront the realities of the disease. It also documents a father-son relationship as it evolves, and shares the touching story of a family’s joys and struggles as they learn to live with the disease and ultimately let go.

 

The Alzheimer Society of B.C. will be presenting a free public screening of the film in Chilliwack on Monday July 12th at 1pm, Slesse Room, Evergreen Hall, 9291 Corbould Street. Pre-registration is not required, but seating is limited. For more information call the local branch of the Society at: 604-702-4603

 

To learn more about the documentary, visit: www.forgetfulnotforgotten.com

 

To learn more about the Alzheimer Society of BC visit: www.alzheimerbc.org

 

 

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