Neuro Film Series


Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre
no cost

The Neuro Film Series will end the season with “A Matter of Life and Death”. A Matter of Life and Death (1946) is a romantic fantasy film created by the British writing-directing-producing team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, and stars David Niven, Roger Livesey, Kim Hunter, Marius Goring and Raymond Massey.  Set in England during the Second World War, the film is about a young British airman, who under the earthly pretext of a brain illness, has his life put on trial by a heavenly tribunal. This celestial court is set up to judge the case while the airman, played by David Niven hangs in limbo between a Technicolor earth and a monochrome heaven.

Our host, Diane Broadbent Friedman, a nurse practitioner with a focus on neurological disorders, describes the film as “a complex neurological study of a psychologically normal man who believes that a heavenly tribunal has sentenced him to death." Diane Broadbent Friedman is the author of “A Matter of Life and Death: The Brain Revealed by the Mind of Michael Powell”. Diane Broadbent Friedman will lead a discussion, invite comments and answer questions following the films close.
Discover Science at the movies on May 16, 6:30 pm at the Neuro Film Series!
Neuro Movie Nights are free and snacks can be purchased (including wraps and popcorn)!
All films take place at: The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, 3801 University Street, Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre.
For more information contact: debbie.rashcovsky [at] or 514-398-6047 or go to
We look forward to seeing you there!

Contact Information

Debbie Rashcovsky
Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital
debbie.rashcovsky [at]
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