Monday, 16 March 2015

'Still Alice' - special Dementia Friends night at The Dukes with Oscar-winning film & Discussion

Julianne Moore gives an Oscar-winning performance
in  'Still Alice' 
To celebrate Dementia Friends, The Dukes is hosting a a post-film discussion on Tuesday 31 March, to coincide with the screening of an Oscar-winning film about the condition, starting at 6.20pm.

The Lancaster cinema will be screening Still Alice (12A) in which Julianne Moore gives an Oscar-winning performance as a successful university professor who struggles to maintain her mind and self after being diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s Disease.

Dementia Friends
Dementia Friends are people who’ve learned a little about what it’s like to live with dementia and can provide help when required. You can find out more about what they do at https://www.dementiafriends.org.uk/.

Dementia Friends who show their special badges when attending the screening will receive £1 off their ticket and will also be invited to take part in a free post-film discussion in The Dukes gallery.

The discussion will be chaired by Roger Clough, Emeritus Professor at Lancaster University and Gary Rycroft, vice-chair of The Dukes board who, along with Age UK Lancashire, were instrumental in setting up the theatre’s pioneering Journeying Together programme for people with memory problems and their family members/carers.

The event will be a chance to chat about the film and issues surrounding dementia as well as to learn more about and support The Dukes new three year dementia programme - A Life More Ordinary -which will be officially launched in May.

The 31 March screening starts at 6.20pm followed by the discussion at 8pm. Both are open to everyone. Tickets are priced £6 or £5 for concessions and Dementia Friends and £4 for under-18s (a £1 per transaction fee applies to online bookings).

Screenings of Still Alice also take place at The Dukes on March 27, 28, 29 and April 2.

For more information or to book, call The Dukes Box Office on 01524 598500 or online at http://www.dukes-lancaster.org/film/still-alice.

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