Turning Point

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Presented by Tampa Theatre at Tampa Theatre, Tampa FL

Nov 19 2019
Turning Point

BrightFocus Foundation, a leading funder of Alzheimer’s research around the world, presents an exclusive screening and panel discussion of Turning Point.

In the gripping new documentary, acclaimed filmmaker James Keach takes us inside the quest for the first medication that that could treat the underlying process of Alzheimer’s disease, more than a century after Dr. Alois Alzheimer first described the brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and cognitive skills. Along the way, we meet the people behind these grand experiments, the scientists driven as much by personal conviction as professional innovation. And we discover why medical science is never easy, often unpredictable and potentially perilous – and, as America’s preeminent scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson reminds us, always worth the pursuit.

Turning Point follows Keach’s award-winning documentary Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me, an intimate portrait of music superstar Glen Campbell’s final tour after revealing he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Keach has become a passionate advocate for Alzheimer’s disease research, and after meeting some of the researchers advancing new treatments through clinical trials, committed his storytelling genius to a second film dealing with Alzheimer’s – only this time, it’s the scientists, not the artist, who take center stage.

Turning Point takes on some of the complex issues facing our American healthcare system, including the ongoing debate over the value of medicines. The film also addresses the public health tsunami that will hit the country as Baby Boomers age, with the disease projected to nearly triple in the next 30 years.

After the film screening, a team of local experts will hold a panel discussion and Q&A.

This event is free and open to the public, but reservations are requested. Please RSVP by clicking the show time at right.

ADMISSION INFO

LOCATION

Tampa Theatre

711 N. Franklin Street, Tampa, FL 33602

PARKING INFO

Nearby city garage, street parking and paid lots.

ACCESSIBILITY INFO

    • Assisted Listening System
    • Info
    • Sign Language
    • Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair access to ground-level seating only. Accessible restroom on ground level. Sign language interpreter can be made available by prior arrangement.

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