By Linnea Langkammer
The film by Mike Attie premiered in Philadelphia on April 25 and was followed by a panel discussion with PMC clinicians and staff, Attie, and representatives from ARTZ Philadelphia and Theatre of Witness.
This short film follows Carl and Susan, scientist and artist, respectively, as they navigate the challenges of Carl’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis. Unable to engage in the scientific inquiry of his prior career, Carl finds solace in his basement, dismantling discarded electronics in search of the valuable copper inside. What begins as a perhaps questionable behavior evolves into a shared artistic collaboration, as Susan turns the copper into art.
“I liked being in their presence. It was something I couldn’t quite put my finger on, but it was clear that their love was deep,” Attie said. “They have this really wonderful world.”