Dear film lovers:

We are excited to present the 9th Annual Legacy Film Festival on Aging, September 20 – 22, 2019, screening global and American-made films at the New People Cinema in San Francisco’s Japantown.

Our festival promises to explore the richness of later life and to inspire, educate, and entertain intergenerational audiences on how to live well and enjoy life, despite the challenges of aging.

This year, we've added more screenings at one or another Bay Area locations. See our Events page for more information.

We're an all-volunteer organization and our events are made possible by your donations, ticket sales, and sponsorship. Please consider making a one-time donation or schedule a monthly gift. Your company may match the gift and make your contribution larger. We would love to expand our focus and invite younger people and others who can’t afford a $12 ticket to come and see our deeply personal, moving stories, and share the conversations.

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.

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

Hope to see you at the movies!
Sheila Malkind, Executive Director
Board of Directors: Howard Bloomberg, Amy Hittner, Linda Jue, Paul Kleyman, Arlene Reiff, Jessica Rucker.


Legacy Film Festival on Aging in partnership with Albany FilmFest and the Albany Library present a free program of Short Films


Tuesday September 10, 7:00PM
Albany Library




KALW: Your Call

The Legacy Film Festival Shares New Perspectives on Aging

Sep. 10, 2019

Your Call host Rose Aguilar discusses the 9th annual Legacy Film Festival on Aging with Sheila Malkind.


SF Examiner

Legacy Film Festival brings fresh take on aging

by Jaya Padmanabhan | Sep. 5, 2019

“So, did I ever think of myself as a cross-dresser? I think I’d have to say yes, from early on,” an MIT professor emeritus says in the 40-minute documentary—“A Chance to Dress”—reflecting on what it took to come out after a lifetime of secrecy. In “Life Model,” an aging nude figure model inspires passionate works of art. And in “Flat Echo” the wife of a concert pianist with Alzheimer’s hopes to connect with her husband through the music that he wrote.

These and more are part of the Legacy Film Festival on Aging planned for Sept. 20-22 at San Francisco’s New People Cinema in Japantown.


©Legacy Film Festival on Aging. All Rights Reserved. Site design & development by Ana Abraldes.