TCC Films: Still Alice

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Still Alice

Julianne Moore won an Oscar for her performance in Still Alice. Moore plays Alice Howland, a professor of linguistics at Columbia with a husband (played by Alec Baldwin), three grown children, and an enviably perfect life. The film is remarkable in that it tells the story of Alzheimer’s disease, primarily from the perspective of the person who is suffering from it. When Alice is diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s she is stripped of everything that used to define her, but a daughter with whom she used to quarrel becomes an ally and friend. Watch the trailer here: