Caris' Peace

A powerful documentary about a brilliant actress who triumphed over the loss of her short-term memory.

Like many people with TBI, actress Caris Corfman — who after the removal of a brain tumor — lost her short-term memory. Caris was once an actress whose talent presumed a lifetime career, whether starring opposite Ian Holm in the dramatic film Dreamland or in the original Broadway cast of Amadeus with Ian McKellen and Tim Curry. Now she can't remember a line of dialogue, a stage direction, or an entrance or exit cue — the very foundation of her profession. The simplest dance step or lyric of a song eludes her, though she trained in dance and music since childhood. Caris' Peace is the story of Caris' resolute effort to reclaim her life in theater and return to the world that she loved.

Posted on BrainLine January 29, 2013.

Used with permission from film director Gaylen Ross, GRFilms, Inc. and Rebecca Nelson, © 2011.

Caris’ Peace was the official selection of such esteemed film festivals as the Hamptons International Film Festival, Williamstown Film Festival, Santa Fe Film Festival, Heartland Film Festival, and Cleveland International Film Festival. It won Best Documentary Feature at the Athens International Film Festival, Ohio, and was an award winner in the Calgary “Picture This” International Disability Film Festival. (USA, 2011, 76 min., color, Blu-ray)

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