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Two special screenings at the Valerie Theatre are a part of the fund-raising weekend for the Alzheimer's Family Organization (AFO). October 21, 2018 at 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm. Tickets are $20.00.
Two special screenings at the Valerie Theatre in celebration of Citrus County Walk Aware, a fund-raising weekend for the Alzheimer’s Family Organization (AFO), a regional non-profit that serves and supports caregivers for individuals living with Alzheimer’s and dementia in eight west-central Florida counties, including Citrus County.
Each showing will be followed by an audience Q&A hosted by AFO Executive Director Kathleen Winters, and AFO Board President Debbie Selsavage.
Still Alice (PG-13) is a 2014 American independent drama film written and directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland and based on Lisa Genova's bestselling 2007 novel of the same name. The film stars Julianne Moore as Alice Howland, a linguistics professor diagnosed with familial Alzheimer's disease shortly after her 50th birthday. Alec Baldwin plays her husband, John, and Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth and Hunter Parrish play her children, Lydia, Anna and Tom. Glatzer and Westmoreland were approached by Lex Lutzus and James Brown to adapt Genova's novel in 2011, when Glatzer had just been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Moore was their first choice for the lead role; she researched Alzheimer's disease for four months to prepare for the part. The film was shot in New York in March 2014, with a budget of $4 million. Still Alice had its world premiere at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival on September 8, 2014. It received critical acclaim, particularly for the performance given by Moore, who won numerous awards including the Academy Award for Best Actress. She dedicated her Academy Award win to Glatzer, who died from ALS in March 2015. The film was named among the year's top ten independent films by the National Board of Review.