June 26, 2015

Biographies

 

 

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Hannah Reimann, writer/director/star of the short film, Destroying Angel (2012), creator of her own music videos since 1998, pianist, singer and songwriter for 20+ years in New York City (Lincoln Center, Knitting Factory, Cutting Room, etc.), began her career as a Classical concert pianist collaborating internationally with world-class violist Paul Coletti (CNN, Grand Canyon Music Festival, etc.). Recognized as an “uncanny interpreter” of Joni Mitchell’s music with her show,”Woman of Heart & Mind” since 2012.  Musical Director and composer for screen and stage: American Clock, directed by Austin Pendelton, The Cutting Room Floor, The Quick-Change Room; actor in 20+ independent films.  Made 8mm films as a child.

In her more recent role as a caregiver to her father and his only local relative,  Hannah pays tribute to his life, others stricken with memory loss illnesses and has become an advocate and activist to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and related dementia. My Father’s House, a feature length true family drama aims to entertain and educate audiences of all ages. Like AIDS/HIV in the 1980s, action from the general public, government agencies and funding sources can create effective treatment, preventative measures, and a cure.

 

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Dr. Peter Reimann was born in Berlin in 1922, studied medicine at Heidelberg University and eventually practiced Internal Medicine and Family Medicine in his private office in Springfield, New Jersey and at Overlook Hospital in Summit, New Jersey for over 30 years.  He was also the infirmary doctor at Fairleigh Dickinson University for over 25 years.  He studied Art History as well as medicine and was an avid collector of antiques and antiquities including primitive art, ethnographic textiles, Asian paintings and pottery and many other things.  He was a great lover of Classical, Jazz and World Music and an amateur pianist, harpsichordist and organist during different phases of his life.

Dr. Reimann served as a medic for the German Army during World War II where he joined forces with other Anti-Nazis and risked his life and rank speaking out against the evils of the Nazis.   In 1957 he served as a Lieutenant in the US Army in a Red Cross Hospital run by German doctors after the Korean War in Pusan, Korea.

While in Korea, he met Myunghee Kim, MD, the pioneer first Freudian psychoanalyst from Korea.  After having to leave both of their countries in order to be together and pursue their careers, they married in New York City.  Dr. Reimann and Dr. Kim had two daughters, Kim and Hannah.  Dr. Kim passed away in an automobile accident in 1996 near Temuco, Chile while on holiday with her husband.

In 2008, Dr. Reimann became ill with Dementia – like millions of other elderly people in the US and worldwide, he may have Alzheimer’s Disease, the most common form of Progressive Dementia at this time.
Dr. Reimann died in March 2014 and is the primary subject for his daughter, Hannah’s documentary feature film