The Shriver Report – Meet the Women Behind ‘Still Alice’

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Meet the Women Behind ‘Still Alice’

Women Behind Still Alice


The “Women of Still Alice” is a print ad that brings together some of the women who used their brains to create this powerful film about Alzheimer’s disease.

“Still Alice” is a movie that gives us a rare window into the experience of living with Alzheimer’s disease—a glimpse of the inside looking out. Dr. Alice Howland (Julianne Moore), a renowned linguistics professor, starts to forget words. When she receives a diagnosis of younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease, Alice and her family (daughter played by Kristen Stewart) find their bonds thoroughly tested. Her struggle to stay connected to who she once was is frightening, heartbreaking and inspiring.

From the beginning of the screenwriting process, these women have been integral in bringing “Still Alice” to life. Long time Alzheimer’s advocate, Executive Producer of “Still Alice”, founder of A Woman’s Nation and NBC News Special Anchor Maria Shriver is leading the charge to engage women to use their brains to wipe out Alzheimer’s disease in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association.

Some of the women who brought you “Still Alice”:

  • Executive Producer of the film, Maria Shriver
  • Julianne Moore;
  • co-star Kristen Stewart;
  • “Still Alice” author Lisa Genova;
  • Alzheimer’s Association early-stage advisor Sandy Oltz;
  • Producer Pam Koffler;
  • Co-Producer Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns
  • Maria Carrillo, Chief Science Officer to the Alzheimer’s Association and advisor to the film.

You can view the trailer here“Still Alice” opens in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Washington D.C. and other cities Friday, January 16th, 2015. You can find your city here.


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