Refresh My Memory

October 17, 2015

AMC River East 21
33 East Illinois Street, Chicago, IL, USA


From “Memento” to “The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” amnesia is a common trope in movies—a powerful launching point to explore issues such as identity and emotion. This year’s Festival includes three films, “Embers,” “Open Tables,” and “Other Madnesses,” which portray characters with faulty memories. This panel brings together filmmakers and neuroscientists to discuss the nature and fallibility of memory, and its varied representations on screen.


Shannon Heffernan (moderator, WBEZ Chicago)

Ken A. Paller (Director of the Cognitive Neuroscience Program, Northwestern University)

Jack C. Newell (Writer/Director, “Open Tables”)

Claire Carré (Writer/Director, “Embers”)

Jeremy Carr (Writer/Director, “Other Madnesses”)


Program Details:

Saturday, October 17th

This event is FREE. Tickets can be picked up at the AMC box office.

AMC River East 21
322 E Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60611


This program is presented in partnership with Columbia College Chicago and the Chicago International Film Festival

The Science and Cinema initiative was created in 2014 by the Chicago Council on Science and Technology, Columbia College Chicago, The Chicago International Film Festival, and the University of Chicago