The Music Never Stopped

Release March 18, 2011 (Limited)
Cast Julia Ormond, J.K. Simmons, Lou Taylor Pucci, Tammy Blanchard, Mía Maestro
Director Jim Kohlberg
Writer Gwyn Lurie, Gary Marks, Oliver Sacks
Genres Drama
Studio Roadside Attractions
Length 105 mins.


The Music Never Stopped, based on the case study The Last Hippie by Dr. Oliver Sacks, M.D. (Awakenings), chronicles the journey of a father and son adjusting to cerebral trauma and a lifetime of missed opportunities.

Almost 20 years after their teenage son Gabriel ran away from home, Henry and Helen Sawyer learn that he has turned up in a hospital. Although benign, a brain tumor has damaged his memory, rendering past and present indistinguishable. Sensing that Gabriel responds to music, Henry seeks out a music therapist , who discovers that when Gabriel listens to the rock music he loved-The Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Buffalo Springfield-he reengages with the world.

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