Still Alice (2014)

Coinciding with her fiftieth birthday, Columbia University based Alice  Howland, one of the preeminent academics in the field of linguistics,  uncharacteristically begins to have the occasional lapse in memory, it  arguably not recognizing any of her surroundings while out for a regular  run around campus that makes her worry about the diagnosis from the  neurologist, who she has not yet told anyone she is seeing. With her  fellow Columbia University academic husband John Howland ultimately by  her side, she does receive the diagnosis that she is suffering from  early onset Alzheimer's, a rare form genetically transmitted, which will  have obvious consequences for their three offspring, especially now for  eldest daughter Anna Howland-Jones, she and her husband Charlie  Howland-Jones who are trying to have a child. Dealing with the effects  of the disease will affect all the Howlands, but beyond Alice herself,  it is John on who the greatest effect will be felt as Alice's primary  caregiver and as he and Alice have to make decisions affecting their  lives, both personally and professionally. Although the furthest away  geographically, their youngest daughter, Lydia Howland, who is trying to  make it as an actor in Los Angeles, may be most affected by Alice's  actions, as Lydia has always resisted Alice's pressures to go to  college, if even in drama, as a fallback to the acting. As Alice herself  begins to see and understand how the disease is affecting her  day-to-day life, she, without divulging her plans, takes steps early in  the diagnosis to ensure that she deals with the effects of the disease  on her own terms.

The programme starts 30 minutes after doors open and the main feature 60 minutes after doors open.
Doors open:
7pm on Saturday 26th February 2022
Director:
Richard Glatzer & Wash Westmoreland
Genre:
Drama
Runtime:
100 mins
Certificate:
12
Starring:
Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart
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