Dementia Friendly Screening | That Night in Rio

Plaza’s Dementia Friendly Film Screening links into Cinema, Memory & Wellbeing Festival 2019 with a special screening of the Carmen Miranda classic, That Night in Rio.

This will be part of an afternoon of celebrations centred on the Brazilian film star, Carmen Miranda.

The Festival is the culmination of 5 years of research conducted at the University of Liverpool into the benefits of film to trigger memories for those living with dementia, and assist their carers to connect more closely with the people they care for, and improve the quality of that care. The Festival links into the Plaza’s own Dementia Friendly Film Screenings and community based work to support those living with a diagnosis of dementia.

The afternoon will also include:

Live music with ‘Baiana,’ Liverpool based Brazilian band. Music will start from 12.30 – put on your dancing shoes, tap your feet or wave your arms to the sound of Latin American rhythms fronted by the fabulous Laura Doyle, Liverpool’s own Carmen Miranda

‘Aunt Sallies’ of Carmen Miranda and Charlie Chaplin. Pose for your photograph with the fabulous and famous

Live exhibition of masks and headdresses inspired by Carmen Miranda, created at the Festival Workshops

Hand held opera style masks of Carmen Miranda and Charlie Chaplin will be presented to those attending on the day

Screenings will take place in screen 1, our large art deco screen, newly restored to its art deco glory, to recreate the experience of going to the pictures. This is also easily accessible for wheelchair users.

There will be an interval half way through the film for tea, coffee and biscuits to be served.

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