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Films and chat for Alzheimer's Awareness Month

Join THIRD ACTion Film Festival and partners for film programming and discussions to mark Alzheimer's Awareness Month.
Check in with THIRD ACTion Film Festival, which celebrates seniors, for programming around Alzheimer's Awareness Month. Photo: Metro Creative Connection

This month, to mark Alzheimer's Awareness Month, THIRD ACTion Film Festival and partners are connecting with seniors and anyone affected by Alzheimer's and dementia through films and discussion. The event starts with a viewing of four short films and two recorded Q and As/discussion on Thurs. Jan. 14 from 1-3 p.m.

Short films include:

Louis, a retired gentleman, resists the over-protection of his daughter, Nina, to keep his independence.
Lonely and chaotic professional caregiver, Sarah, has to decide what to do when her new employer, Stanley, mistakes her for his granddaughter.  
This film will be followed by recorded talk with John Dower (director) and Leigh-Anne Gilbert (writer & Sarah) of “Kayla”.
The Matchmaker 
Terrified that his mother may not find the important mental stimulation he believes will stave off Alzheimer's disease, Sam sets out to find her the Perfect Best Friend within her new retirement community, with hilarious and poignant results.
All the Time in the World  
An older woman lets herself get lost in the stories of a sprightly older gentleman sitting next to her. When they part company, a gentle goodbye reveals more than we could have guessed.
This film will be followed by a recorded talk with a subject matter expert (TBA), who will share their experience of living with dementia.
January events are presented in conjunction with Dementia Advocacy Canada, Dementia Network Calgary and the Alzheimer Society of Calgary.


For the next three months on THIRD ACTion Film Festival's social media platforms, viewers can enjoy special features such as:

Take some time today to learn something new, hear another viewpoint, or just explore what is out there.
Available every Monday morning at 8:34 AM.

In case you missed Monday, January 4th here is the link to
Think Big: Loneliness in the Time of COVID

Free online watch party series continues in February, March and April. 

See for details and to register to watch.