At the Academy Awards in February, you might recall, Julianne Moore snagged the Best Actress Award for her portrayal of a 50-year-old professor of linguistics named Alice Howland who is struggling to cope with the effects of early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease.

While dementia always exacts a terrible toll on person, the irony for Moore’s character is especially acute as she’s forced to confront the reality that her love of language and ability to communicate are slipping away and that there’s little medical science can to do slow, let alone halt, her decline. And that inevitably impacts on her relationship with her family, friends and colleagues.

Still AliceĀ plays tonight at the RPL Theatre at 7 p.m. Here’s the trailer