Audience Choice – BEST of the FEST Documentary – My Love Affair with the Brain
Directed by Catherine Ryan and Gary Weimberg
Meet Dr. Marian Diamond, one of the founders of modern neuroscience, in this documentary mixture of real science and real life that reveals g a unique portrait of one woman’s life as a pioneer in the emerging field of neuroscience. Dr. Diamond decisively challenged old views and changed forever our paradigm for understanding the brain. Enrichment and plasticity were the scientific battleground for this “brain whisperer.” My Love Affair with the Brain was filmed over five years and is part biography, part scientific adventure story, and part inspirational tale.
Directors Catherine Ryan and Gary Weimberg have won Emmy Awards and an Oscar nomination during their three decades of filmmaking. My Love Affair with the Brain won the “Best of Festival — Audience Award” in April 2016 at the Riverrun International Film Festival (April 2016) in Winston-Salem, N.C. “At a time where there is new research documenting the inequality of women in the sciences, this story of a heroic woman and scientist is universally compelling,” Ryan said.
Shari Berman / USA / 2016 / 81 minsThe Best of the Fest Narrative, as voted by audiences, is Sugar!