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Cycle of Memory: A documentary film

Cycle of Memory: A documentary film

Join the Reading Public Library and Pleasant Street Center for a special intergenerational screening of Cycle of Memory, the new award-winning documentary about two siblings' bicycle adventure to find the memories their grandfather lost to Alzheimer's. The film is 72 minutes long and will be followed by a Q+A with the filmmaker.


Registration is required.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Reading Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency: massculturalcouncil.org.


About the film:

Mel Schwartz escaped the Great Depression on a bicycle adventure he’d remember for the rest of his life. But when Alzheimer’s takes Mel’s memories away, it’s left to his grandkids to recreate the life-changing bike trip and find those memories again.  Guided by old photographs of the 1945 trip, they search for places aged by time. But while searching for Grandpa Mel’s past, the two are confronted with their own fraught history. If they’re going to complete the turbulent journey, they’ll have to face their own emotional potholes and tumultuous relationship.

You can watch the trailer at this link.


Tuesday, December 6, 2022
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Community Room A, Community Room B
  Adults     High Schoolers (Gr 9-12)  
  Older Adults     Performances & Special Events  

Registration is required. There are 41 seats available.

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