“Alive Inside”: For them, the music never stopped


Alive Inside” opens Friday at Sundance Cinemas. Not rated, 1:14, three stars out of four.

“We are made to age,” filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett says about halfway through “Alive Inside,” which may be the most radical statement you’ll hear in a movie theater all year. As Rossato-Bennett correctly points out, modern American culture thinks of adulthood as the apogee of the human condition, while growing old is considered nothing more than an inexorable deterioration of that perfect state.

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