ABOUT THE FILM
MONSTER IN THE MIND is a visionary and revolutionary documentary by 85-year-old CNN veteran journalist Jean Carper who uses clips from old horror movies, herself as a guinea pig, and enlightening interviews with the world's top researchers to investigate our most feared disease, Alzheimer's, Her perspective is unique, bold, entertaining, even funny, brutally honest, inspiring and surprisingly upbeat. It shatters virtually everything we commonly believe about Alzheimer's.
You will never see Alzheimer's the same way after you see Monster in the Mind.
Shocked to discover she is at high risk of Alzheimer's, Carper, (also the New York Times bestselling author of Stop Aging Now!, Food Your Miracle Medicine and Your Miracle Brain), embarks on a journey to face her fears and find out everything she can to avoid Alzheimer's. What she uncovers is the astonishing story of a disease shrouded in mystery and branded with an outsized sense of doom and fear reminiscent of the world's most sensational science fiction, horror, and disaster movies.
MONSTER IN THE MIND offers an unprecedented look at the truth and fiction of Alzheimer's, its origins, the exaggerated fear surrounding it, the failed searches for a solution, and a surprisingly uplifting vision for saving yourself and the world from dementia.
"A brilliant deconstruction of the Alzheimer's myth" - Ralph Nader
"Exciting!" - Tilda Swinton, consulting producer of the documentary
"Provocative and Enlightening!” - Judy Blume, novelist
“Hilarious!" - Dr. Margaret Lock, McGill University, Alzheimer’s authority
"Original and important" - Julia Reichert, award-winning film maker of Growing Up Female, Union Maids
“Utterly terrific – funny and serious. Everyone must see it.” - Reese Schonfeld, founding president of CNN
“Riveting! An awesome feel-good movie about Alzheimer’s” - Thea Flaum, creator Siskel & Ebert TV show
“A triumph of meticulous research, and immensely skillful journalism.” - Ann Reynolds, former chancellor, City University of New York (CUNY)
“It does for Alzheimer’s what Al Gore’s Inconvenient Truth did for global warming.” - Dr. Peter Whitehouse, Alzheimer’s researcher
“Using satirical horror films and a scientific scalpel, the director lays bare our obsession with Alzheimer’s.” - Gil Thelen, former editor- publisher, Tampa Tribune
“A stunning accomplishment—to make an audience laugh and cry about humanity’s worst nightmare -- Alzheimer’s.” - Blake Hunter, creator of TV’s Who’s the Boss?
MONSTER IN THE MIND // 2016 // (c) Jean Carper // Total Run Time: 01:27:05 // Format: HD // 16:9