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Director Pamela Hogan, is an Emmy award-winning filmmaker, and was co-creator and executive producer of PBS's 5-part "Women, War & Peace" series. A resident of the Northwest Corner she recently produced a personal film about a close friend, Laury Sacks, an ebullient actress and the doting mother of two small children, who had a reputation as the quickest wit in the room. At the age of 46, she began forgetting words. Soon she could barely speak. For one year, Hogan and co-producer Connie Shulman, Yoga Jones star of Netflix's Orange is the New Black, follow Laury in her long, inexorable descent to fronto-temporal dementia, a little-understood disease that strikes people in the prime of life. Hogan asks "What would you do if you started to disappear?" for that is in a sense what happened to Ms Sacks. The film is the profoundly personal portrait of a woman who is facing the unthinkable and the impact her progressive disease has on loved ones. It is about the power of friendship, resilience, and the essence of what it is to be human. The Scoville Memorial Library will be hosting a screening and talk back with the producers on Friday April 24th at 7pm in Salisbury.