Turning Point

Neil DeGrasse Tyson featured in Turning Point
BrightFocus Foundation, a presentation partner for Turning Point, invites you to watch a gripping new documentary about researchers on the cusp of a scientific breakthrough that could be the first step toward making Alzheimerʼs disease a distant memory. BrightFocus, through our Alzheimer’s Disease Research program, supports bold, innovative scientific research worldwide to discover a cure for Alzheimer’s. Join us.

BrightFocus Foundation is a presentation partner for Turning Point, a new award-winning documentary about scientists on the cusp of a breakthrough toward making Alzheimer’s disease a distant memory. Through our Alzheimer’s Disease Research program, BrightFocus supports bold, innovative scientific research worldwide to discover a cure for Alzheimer’s. We hope you'll join us.

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See Turning Point

If you are interested in bringing Turning Point to your community, you can request information about hosting a screening at http://bit.ly/tprequest.

Upcoming screenings of James Keach’s groundbreaking documentary:

  • Advanced Memory Research Institute of New Jersey
    Tuesday, September 24, 2019
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Radisson Hotel Freehold
    50 Gibson Place Freehold, NJ 07728

  • The Cognitive Research Center of New Jersey
    Wednesday, September 25, 2019
    10:30 am - 1:30 pm
    Hilton Garden Inn, Springfield
    304 Route 22 West
    West Springfield, NJ 07081
  • Clinical Trial Network
    Friday, September 27, 2019
    7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    Crowne Plaza Hotel
    8686 Kirby Drive Houston, TX 77054
    Pre-film reception, screening, and panel discussion to follow film.
  • Ashley Manor
    Saturday, September 28, 2019
    11:00 am MDT
    Westminster, CO
    Contact Denise Evans at 303-521-8114 for more information

  • Amita Health
    Saturday, October 5, 2019
    10:00 am CDT
    Classic Cinemas Elk Grove Theatre
    1050 Elk Grove Town Center
    Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
    Screening followed by panel discussion

  • DeKalb County Public Library
    Saturday, October 5, 2019
    12:00 pm EDT
    Decatur, GA

  • Cleveland Clinic & Case Western
    Monday, October 21, 2019
    11:00 AM – 1:30 pm EDT
    Highland Square Theatre
    826 West Market Street
    Akron, OH 44303
    Screening followed by panel discussion
  • Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
    Tuesday, October 22, 2019
    5:00 – 9:00 pm EDT
    Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
    2929 Richmond Road
    Beachwood, OH 44122
    Screening followed by panel discussion

  • Richmond Behavioral Associates
    Sunday,, October 27
    1:00pm - 3:30 pm
    Jewish Community Center of Staten Island
    1466 Manor Road
    Staten Island, NY 10314 San Diego, CA 92101
    Screening followed by panel discussion
  • Leading Age Conference
    Monday, October 28
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Hilton San Diego Bayfront
    1 Park Blvd
    San Diego, CA 92101
  • Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research
    Friday November 8, 2019
    1:00 - 3:00 pm PST
    James Bridges Theater
    235 Charles E Young Drive West
    Los Angeles, CA 90095
    Screening followed by panel discussion Public Screening

  • UCSD & Pacific Research Network
    Saturday, November 16, 2019
    10:00 am – 12:30 pm PST
    Rancho Bernardo Inn
    17550 Bernardo Oaks Drive
    San Diego, CA 92128

  • UCSD & Pacific Research Network
    Saturday November 16, 2019
    4:00 pm– 6:30 pm PST
    THE LOT Liberty Station
    2620 Truxtun Road
    San Diego, CA 92106

  • Bioclinica Research
    Friday, November 22, 2019
    11:00 am – 2:30 pm EST
    Enzian Theater
    1300 Orlando Avenue
    Maitland, FL 32751
    Panel to follow screening.

  • JEM Research Institute
    Thursday, January 23, 2020
    11:00 am – 2:00 pm EST
    South Florida Science Center and Aquarium
    4801 Dreher Trail North
    West Palm Beach, FL 33405
    Panel to follow screening

For more information on events, please email Amanda Boddicker at aboddicker@brightfocus.org.

To learn more about this film, please visit turningpointmovie.com.

To request a screening, please visit http://bit.ly/tprequest.

You can also follow the documentary on Facebook for more news and screening dates.

About Us: Funding Breakthrough Science

BrightFocus Foundation is a premier source of private research funding to defeat Alzheimer's, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. We are currently managing a global portfolio of nearly 200 research projects, a $40 million investment in the bold, innovative science that will find the cures for diseases of mind and sight. We share the latest research findings and best practices to empower families impacted by these diseases.

Recent BrightFocus-sponsored findings in Alzheimer's disease have indicated that

With further research, each of these discoveries may contribute to the development of new treatments and preventions.

To learn more, please explore these articles and resources:

The film was funded through a grant by Eli Lilly and Company to Volunteers of America. PCH Films retained full editorial control of all content and messaging in the film.


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