A lyrical and extraordinarily beautiful story woven together by the music that permeates New Orleans and the jazz that made it famous. Renowned Neuroscientist Dr. Alvaro Cruz returns home from a lecture in Paris and in his absence his mother has succumbed to Alzheimer's disease.
As he decides to take some time off work and reconnect with the love of music he shared with his mother, finding solace in New Orleans' French Quarter, he hears the mesmerizing voice of Una Vida. After repeat visits to hear her sing, he realizes that she is suffering from Alzheimer's and that her unconventional "family," including fellow musician, cannot cope with her declining health.
Cruz puzzles his wife, Angela, by seeking out Una Vida's long lost son in hopes of finally giving her resolution to the grief, loss and longing that has overshadowed her difficult but also beautiful life.
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