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"I REMEMBER BETTER WHEN I PAINT"
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BACKGROUND OF THE HILGOS FOUNDATION

The Hilgos Foundation has been created in memory of Hilda Gorenstein, who was an accomplished painter whose career spanned 75 years. She died at age 93 and left behind her the legacy of an inspired artistic life. Choosing to call herself Hilgos, Ms. Gorenstein was known for her beautiful marine paintings, which are now in collections all over the world. She was such a skillful painter of water vessels and was chosen to paint an enormous mural depicting the history of the U.S. Navy for Chicago's Century of Progress celebration in 1933. Hundreds of paintings were completed in the last three years of her life, while she struggled with profound memory loss. The vestiges of her early, masterful renderings of waves, birds, and boats remain, but have been transformed into a new system of spontaneous, personal gestures, bordering on the abstract. The sophisticated color choices and compositions of these late works reveal how sharp her artistic eye remained up until the very end of her life.

Hilda Gorenstein (HILGOS)

   
Radio Interviews with Berna Huebner

PBS Radio, Tulsa, Oklahoma
PBS Radio, Chicago, Illinois
New Sky Radio

CONTACT INFORMATION

406 Woodland Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Phone: (847)432-5476
Email: hilgos@hilgos.org

Public Viewings of the Documentary Film:

"I REMEMBER BETTER WHEN I PAINT"

CLICK HERE FOR A DESCRIPTION OF THE FILM.
CLICK HERE FOR THE TRAILER FOR THE FILM.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE UTUBE VIDEO OF THE PLAY "I REMEMBER BETTER WHEN I PAINT"
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Description of Film

We have made a documentary film, "I Remember Better When I Paint", which shows how the creative arts can help people with Alzheimer's re-engage in life, not only through creation and performance of art and music but also exposure to the arts around the world, including the Louvre and Art Institute of Chicago. The film shares findings by leading neurologists that offer scientific support to the transforming power of the arts for people with memory loss.


The film is narrated by Olivia de Havilland and is the first international documentary about the positive impact of art and other creative therapies on people with Alzheimer's and how these approaches can change the way we look at the disease. The film, by Eric Ellena and Berna Huebner, is presented by French Connection Films and the Hilgos Foundation. Among those who are featured are noted doctors and Yasmin Aga Khan, president of Alzheimer's Disease International and daughter of Rita Hayworth, who had Alzheimer's.

Baltimore, MD -- July 7, 2016
Paris, FRANCE -- June 20, 2016
Palm Coast, FL -- August 31, 2015
Paris, FRANCE -- May 27, 2015
Paris, FRANCE -- December 4, 2014
Austin, TX -- October 17, 2014
Wenham, MA -- June 19, 2014
Hong Kong -- June 15, 2014
Racine, WI -- May 6, 2014
Fort Myers, FL -- February 18, 2014
Naples, FL -- February 17, 2014
San Francisco, CA -- February 7, 2014
Dennis, MA -- November 14, 2013
Weston, MA -- November 7, 2013
Hartford, CT -- October 11, 2013
San Francisco, CA -- September 22, 2013
New York, NY -- June 17, 2013
New York, NY -- May 29, 2013
Milwaukee, WI - MPTV 36 -- 4/28/13**
Dublin, Ireland -- April 16-17, 2013
Ames, Iowa -- April 10, 2013
Hong Kong -- December 19, 2012
Milwaukee, WI - WMVS 10 -- 11/20/12**
Nantucket, MA -- November 18, 2012
Milwaukee, WI - MPTV 36 -- 11/4/12**
Milwaukee, WI - MPTV 36 -- 11/3/12**
New York, NY -- November 1, 2012
Chicago, IL -- September 21, 2012
Pepperell, MA -- July 12, 2012
San Francisco, CA -- July 8, 2012
London, ENGLAND -- June 11, 2012
Evanston, IL -- May 10, 2012
Philadelphia, PA -- April 10, 2012
New York, NY -- November 15, 2011
Iona College, NY -- November 10, 2011
Skokie, IL -- November 2, 2011
Paris, France -- October 8-9, 2011
Lowell, MA -- June 7, 2011
Green Bay, WI -- April 9, 2011
Salt Lake City, UT -- March 16, 2011
Paris, FRANCE -- March 22, 2011
Melville, NY -- March 10, 2011
Salt Lake City, UT -- December 6, 2010
Springfield, IL -- November 16, 2010
Alexandria, VA -- November 15, 2010
Salt Lake City, UT - KUED TV-- 11/14/10**
Columbia University, NY -- Oct. 20, 2010
Melville, NY -- September 21, 2010
Sag Harbor, NY -- August 15, 2010
Providence, RI -- August 14, 2010
Miami, FL -- August 3, 2010
Skokie, IL -- July 30, 2010
Shelter Island, NY -- July 23, 2010
Martha's Vineyard, MA -- July 13, 2010
Paris, FRANCE -- June 22, 2010
** TV Viewings