Neurology professor to take part in discussion of documentary at Cleveland International Film Festival

Robert B. Daroff, professor and chair emeritus in the Department of Neurology, will take part in a discussion at the Cleveland International Film Festival on one of the documentaries being shown, Caris’ Peace. Following each showing of the film, he will discuss the memory disturbance displayed by the actress Caris Corfman in the documentary.

Caris’ Peace tells the story of New York Theater and film actress Caris Corfman, a brilliant graduate of the Yale School of Drama who, as the result of a brain tumor, lost her ability to make new memories. Filmed over 10 years, the documentary chronicles her courageous return to the stage and the fascinating ways she challenged her memory loss.

The film will be screened March 23 (4:15 p.m.), 24 (4:50 p.m.) and 25 (10:30 a.m.) at Tower City Cinemas. For tickets, visit or call 877.304.3456. Add code “CASE” for a special discount.

Among those included in the filming are: Kate Burton (actress), Tony Shalhoub (actor: Monk), Lewis Black (playwright and political comedian: The Daily Show), Eric Overmyer (playwright, television producer and writer: Law and Order/Homicide), Yusef Bulos (actor), Nancy Giles (actress, comedian, commentator on CBS Sunday Morning), David Carr (New York Times writer and columnist) and Barry Gordon (professor of neurology and cognitive science, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions).

The documentary is directed by Gaylen Ross with collaborating director Rebecca Nelson and produced by Ross, Nelson, Black, Steve Skrovan and Andrew Ford.