Dear film lovers:

We are gearing up for the 8th Annual Legacy Film Festival on Aging, to be presented September 14 – 16, 2018, once again at the lovely New People Cinema, 1746 Post St, Japantown, San Francisco

Our board of directors, film festival researchers and screening panel are contacting filmmakers and reviewing current film submissions from all over the world, to bring you films that embrace our mission to educate, entertain, and inspire intergenerational audiences about the issues of aging.

If you have come to the festival in any of the past 7 years, you have experienced the diversity of films portraying the fullness and depth of later life. You may have been part of the audience who participated in a post-film Q&A.

This year, we wish to broaden our scope to provide greater opportunities for low-income neighbors and students to attend the festival. You can help us to reach out with your donation.

As one viewer, JT, wrote: “The films in the Festival have always inspired me, moved me, cheered me, made me cheer for the people in the films and made me glad to be who I am.”

Thank you: donors, volunteers, filmmakers, and sponsors.

Sheila Malkind, Executive Director

Board of Directors: Howard Bloomberg, Amy Hittner, Koko Kawasaki, Paul Kleyman, Arlene Reiff, Jessica Rucker.

Legacy Film Festival on Aging is a registered tax exempt 501(c)(3) arts organization. Federal ID# 27-2540492. All donations are fully tax-deductible.

Legacy Film Festival on Aging is presenting a program of short films at Living Well, Aging Well - Positive pathways to wellbeing in life and towards death

Saturday April 21, 10:00am-2:00pm (film screening at 12:45pm)

San Francisco Senior Center, Aquatic Park Center: 890 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA

RSVP (Space is limited)


FULL CIRCLE (26 min.), Yasha and Carrie Aginsky, Dir. (1998)
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A beautiful documentary about Carrie, a middle-aged daughter and filmmaker, trying to make sure that her mother, Natalie, ends life with serenity and dignity, and in accordance with her wishes. The process is complicated by legal medical requirements, and yet the film gives insight into one family's attempt to live out a positive experience of death in the family.

KNIT ONE (10 min.) Clare Gray, Dir. Australia (2012)

A fanciful film of how this woman copes with her husband’s death a practical and colorful way, and in the process also forms an important relationship with her young neighbor.

PIECES OF MY WIFE (Des morceaux de ma Femme) (9 min.) Frédéric Pelle, Dir. France (2001)

A dramatic short film that shows how one man deals with grief in an unusual way. In French with English subtitles

THE CROW (Le Corbeau) (9 min). Frédéric Pelle, Dir. France. (2000)

A crow comes and disturbs a retired couple in their everyday life. (Fictional) In French with English subtitles

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