Neuro Film Series: Hilary and Jackie
“Hilary and Jackie” is the tragic story of world renowned classic cellist Jacqueline du Pré, as told from the point of view of her sister, flautist Hilary du Pré-Finz. Based on Hilary du Pré’s book “A Genius in the Family”, the movie chronicles the rise to fame and physical decline of Jacqueline du Pré. Jackie is diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, which first manifests as dementia, and later results in complete paralysis. “Hilary and Jackie” is an extraordinary film about riding the tiger of genius, and how that cuts through conventional rules and invests the rider with special license.
Neuro host, Zografos 'Aki' Caramanos is a Research Assistant and PhD Student in Dr. Douglas Arnold's brain imaging lab at The Neuro where he makes use of magnetic resonance imaging data in order to better understand the relationship between neuropathology and disability in people living with multiple sclerosis. Hana Salaheddine, a multiple sclerosis patient will answer questions about the disease following the film. In addition, Zografos Caramanos will offer comments and invite discussion about the film.
Discover Science at the movies on April 17, 6:30 pm at the Neuro Film Series!
Neuro Movie Nights are free and snacks can be purchased (including wraps and popcorn)!
We look forward to seeing you there!