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Berkshire AHEC to screen new documentary, Turning Point

November 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Riveting new doc from award-winning Filmmaker James Keach follows quest for a cure to treat the underlying process of Alzheimer’s

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire AHEC, Berkshire Community College, Home Instead, Berkshire Alzheimer’s Partnership, and Age Friendly Berkshires are proud to announce a screening event of the documentary Turning Point.

Turning Point follows the researchers on the cusp of an incredible scientific breakthrough that could be the first step toward making Alzheimer’s itself a distant memory. It is the story of the quest for the first medication that could treat the underlying process of Alzheimer’s disease, the people behind these grand experiments, and why medical science is never easy, often unpredictable, and potentially perilous.

The screening will be held on Wednesday November 20 from 2 pm to 4 pm at Berkshire Community College, 1350 West Street, Koussevitzky Art Center, Robert M. Boland Theatre, Pittsfield, MA with a panel discussion to follow the screening.  Admission is free.  For more information visit berkshireahec.org/training-event/turning-point-the-quest-for-a-cure/ or call 842-5160.

 

Title: Turning Point: The Quest for a Cure
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Berkshire Community College, 1350 West Street, Koussevitzky Art Center, Robert M. Boland Theatre, Pittsfield, MA
Description: “Turning Point” follows the researchers on the cusp of an incredible scientific breakthrough that could be the first step toward making Alzheimer’s itself a distant memory. It is the story of the quest for the first medication that could treat the underlying process of Alzheimer’s disease, the people behind these grand experiments, and why medical science is never easy, often unpredictable, and potentially perilous.
Organizer: Berkshire AHEC, Inc.
Cost: Free event

It’s been called the final frontier of medicine, the real health care moonshot, the holy grail of science. Alzheimer’s disease – the most feared of all maladies, with no way to cure, stop or even slow its insidious progression. But now, Turning Point brings you inside the quest for the first medication that could treat the underlying process of Alzheimer’s disease. Meet the people behind these grand experiments, the scientists driven as much by personal conviction as professional innovation, and discover why medical science is never easy, often unpredictable, and potentially perilous.

Turning Point also takes on some of the complex issues facing the American healthcare system, including 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.

“Turning Point is about the men and women who dedicate their lives to discovering a cure for Alzheimer’s,” said filmmaker James Keach. “I hope that the film will inspire and educate audiences, not only about the disease itself but also the people behind it and ways we can fight it together.”

The film was produced by PCH Films and is presented in association with BrightFocus Foundation, a leading non-profit organization that works to end Alzheimer’s disease, macular degeneration, and glaucoma.
More info on the film can be found here and the trailer here.

Berkshire AHEC

Berkshire AHEC, has over the past 40 years, partnered with healthcare and educational organizations, throughout western Massachusetts, to improve patient care and community health through professional development.

PCH Films

PCH Films, based in Los Angeles, California, is a multimedia and post production company founded by James Keach, Jane Seymour and Trevor Albert in 2007. The company develops, produces, and finances feature film, TV, documentaries, animation and music in addition to offering a wide range of post production services. The partners extensive credits include Walk The Line, Groundhog Day, League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Because Of Winn Dixie, National Lampoon’s Vacation, Dr Quinn Medicine Woman, award winning documentary Disease Of the Wind and many others.

PCH most recently released the documentary film Augie, award winning documentary Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me and award winning feature film Waiting For Forever — all directed by James Keach.
PCH has numerous projects in development ranging from series to features and documentaries. The company’s goal is to continue to create intelligent and humanistic entertainment across multiple platforms that appeals to a broad audience.

BrightFocus Foundation

BrightFocus Foundation is a premier source of private research funding to defeat Alzheimer’s, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. We are currently managing a global portfolio of nearly 200 research projects, a $40 million investment in the bold, innovative science that will find the cures for diseases of mind and sight. We share the latest research findings and best practices to empower families impacted by these diseases.

Details

Date:
November 20
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Website:
berkshireahec.org/training-event/turning-point-the-quest-for-a-cure/

Organizer

Berkshire AHEC
Phone:
413-842-5160
Website:
www.berkshireahec.org

Venue

Koussevitzky Art Center, Berkshire Community College
1350 West Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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Phone:
413-842-5160
Website:
www.berkshireahec.org
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