The 7th Annual Film Festival on Aging celebrated the aging process as profound and meaningful, often challenging, and always courageous. Will we ‘age gracefully’, or crankily, or painfully? Or defiantly? Our filmmakers portrayed some of the many facets of this unique, ever-changing experience honestly and artfully and always with compassion and love for their subjects.

In 2017, our beloved board member, Alan Klaum, age 83, passed away. We celebrate the joy, friendship, and dedication he shared with us from our beginnings in 2011.

Thank you for being there.

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Photos: Zel Anders and Koko Kawasaki

Listen to "Why "Aging" is In" on Spreaker.
Meet Executive Director Sheila Malkind
Sheila Malkind, LFFoA executive directorAfter 40 years in the field of aging, first in Chicago, and now in San Francisco, Sheila Malkind is passionate about presenting films on aging to the SF community. She sees her work as her passion, based on her experiences working and socializing with older people. Sheila hopes to transform the images of adults that are currently represented in the media into more realistic and dynamic images of people with experience who wish to learn new concepts, and who have much to contribute to society, through work, volunteerism, socializing, and just simple enjoyment in life.

Meet Board Member & Film Curator Arlene Reiff
Arlene Reiff, LFFoA board memberThis is my fourth year of involvement as a member of the board and film curator for the Legacy Film Festival on Aging. It has been a truly meaningful and dynamic experience for me to team up with Sheila Malkind, our passionate executive director, the dedicated men and women who are members of the board, our screening panel, who research and review hundreds of films and the core of volunteers, who help us each year at the festival.

Interviews and Articles

Seniors show creativity never gets old by Jan Robbins | Community Living Campaign
Silver Hair on the Silver Screen. In Conversation With Sheila Malkind by Barbara Kate Repa
On the Making Life Meaningful at Every Stage and Every Age Honor Radar
On Internalized Ageism and Turning 50 by Koko Kawasaki | GeroInspired
What does it mean to be an elder today? KALW Your Call
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