In the film, social worker Dan Cohen clips iPods and headphones on his elderly clients to show music's ability to reverse memory loss and cause folks to re-awaken a sense of self they may not have remembered in a long time.
There are some big names to help tell the story, too. Bobby McFerrin ("Don't Worry, Be Happy") explains the emotions that music brings out. And world-reknown neurologist Oliver Sacks describes how music touches such large areas of the human brain.
For those of you in Michigan, the only screening I've seen on the movie's web page is in Three Oaks, Michigan near Benton Harbor, on August 14th.
For Minnesotans there is a one-week run at the Lagoon Cinema in Uptown starting August 15th. This might have been changed to the Edina 4.
I know the power music still has over me as I move through my fifties. I can imagine its not so different for those among us who another decade or two older and suffer from dementia. Rock on. And remember?