Creativity and Dementia Intertwined: The Story of María Irene Fornés

Filmmaker Michelle Memran discusses the making of her 2018 documentary film “The Rest I Make Up,” which follows María Irene Fornés, the groundbreaking playwright, director and teacher, through her journey with dementia.

“The Rest I Make Up” isn’t a traditional story about Alzheimer’s disease: “It’s not a film about dementia, it’s a film about how you live a creative life, no matter what.”

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