In the fall of 2008, I wrote a screenplay I intended to film entirely in an Alzheimer’s Unit. After many weeks of rehearsals, I arrived at a troubling realization: I was not just making a challenging film—I was making the wrong film.
Scott Kirschenbaum is a filmmaker based in San Francisco, CA. A participant in the 2010-2011 San Francisco Film Society FilmHouse Residency, Kirschenbaum’s other projects include A Soapbox In Haiti and Elementary Cool. He previously completed the documentary Jumor: A Journey through Jewish Humor, about the role of humor in Jewish nursing homes around the country. He has written proﬁles of the elderly for the Yale Journal of Humanities in Medicine, performed stand-up comedy for nursing home residents, and served as a personal assistant to a screenwriter suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.