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All programs will include post-screening Q&A.

Friday, September 12

5:30 - 7:30pm


Burn the Clock

David Tucker, Director. UK (23 min)

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A funny and moving sex- drink- and drug-addled fictional story with a twist. The lovers are two 70-year-olds (played by the UK stars Gawn Grainger and Gemma Jones), who prove that growing up is not about age. The setting is real: Brighton, England’s annual Burning the Clocks festival, a celebration of the winter solstice and the passing of time.

Beauty Before Age

Johnny Symons, Director. USA (22 min)

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This groundbreaking film from 1997 explores the power of youth and beauty in the gay community. A diverse group of men — ages 19 to 77 — navigate their fears of becoming old, undesirable, and alone. The film illuminates the larger societal pressure to look young and attractive and the role of AIDS in intensifying the fear and process of aging.

Filmmaker Johnny Symons and guest Dazié Rustin Grego will be present.

Fabulous Fashionistas

Sue Bourne, Director. UK (47 min)

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Award-winning director Sue Bourne explores the art of aging through the company of six extraordinary, stylish women. With an average age of 80, they are determined to ‘squeeze the pips’ out of life. Their inspiring stories illuminate an attitude to life itself, redefining old age in style: to keep going, to look fabulous, and to have fun.

Program total screening time: 92 mins

Saturday, September 13

10:30am - 12:00pm

No Problem! (Six Months with the Barefoot Grandmamas)

Yasmin Kidwai, Director. India (56 min)

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This colorful film documents unschooled women from Asia and Africa, who through sheer audacity have dreamed an impossible dream – to come to another continent to be trained as solar engineers. The film focuses on a group of African women who live and learn together for six months at the Barefoot College, in Tilonia, India. They share a unifying goal: to bring electricity to their small villages, which have never had light. English, Swahili, Hindi, w/English subtitles.

Q&A facilitators: Rolene Walker, Vrinda Manglik of The Sierra Club.

1:00 - 3:00pm



Autumn Kay Brookmire, Director. USA (5 min)

After being married for 62 years, Frank and Teri Barone are still very much in love. Director Brookmire wanted ‘in’ on their secret of how they keep it real, “so we asked and this is what they said.”

How Much Love (Kama Ahava)

Kineret Hay-Gillor, Director. Israel (53 min)

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Carmel was once a promising athlete. Now living with progressive muscular dystrophy, he runs a small sports equipment shop with spirit and determination. His wife, Sara, is his anchor, his support. The filmmaker portrays the struggles of her parents with her father's illness and draws a poignant picture, touching the topics of human devotion and love. Hebrew, w/English subtitles.

Love Still (Todavía el Amor)

Guzmán Garcia, Director. Uruguay (54 min)

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A 30-year-old film director wants to make a documentary about love. His search leads him to a dance club for older adults in an old bar in Montevideo. Here he collects 11 stories of love, heartbreak, deception, violence and hope. In this late stage of life, what will the future bring? Love still? Spanish, w/English subtitles.

Q&A facilitator: Christina Irving, LCSW.

Program total screening time: 112 mins

3:30 - 5:30pm


A Gift of Time

Jin Ge, Director. Shanghai (2 min)

The director’s father built his personal ‘story box’ to transfer the experience and wisdom gathered over 60 years to his offspring. His history coincided with the years of great changes in China. Chinese w/English subtitles.

How Great It Was (Mooi Geweest)

Ilja Willems, Director. The Netherlands (30 min)

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A group of 70-plus-year-old Dutch men has been playing hockey together for 50 years. A lovely mix of present and past: the centrality of friends throughout life, the vitality of the group, but also of strength no longer there, and loss. Dutch, w/English subtitles.

Stepping Into the Stream

Barbara Klutinis, Director. USA (30 min)

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An ode to fly fishing. Women fly fishers reflect on their connection to rivers, nature, life’s experiences, and each other through their favorite sport. For some, casting is a good exercise for recovery from breast cancer. The locations of the activity were filmed on many of California’s rivers.

Filmmaker will be present.

The Cake Lady

Adam Hirsch, Director. USA (30 min)

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A charming documentary about 89-year-old Fay Tenenbaum, who decides it’s time to move from her home of 65 years into a retirement home, while continuing her passion for life (and making cakes), and helping others.

Family members and ‘the star’ will be present.

Program total screening time: 92 mins

6:30 - 8:30pm

Bright Days Ahead (Les beaux jours)

Marion Vernoux, Director. France (94 min)

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For recent retiree Caroline (Fanny Ardant) a new life of freedom and opportunity lies before her. Trying to ‘find herself,’ she goes to the local seniors’ club, makes new friends, and finds a new hobby with the center’s attractive computer teacher, Julien, decades her junior. In the midst of an exciting second youth – taking a lover, breaking the rules, rebelling against conventions – is this the end of her marriage or a new beginning? French, w/ English subtitles.

Q&A facilitators: Dr. Victoria Bentley and Ken Solin, Author.

Sunday, September 14

10:30am - 12:00pm

The Mayor

Jared Scheib, Director. USA (68 min)

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An 88-year-old man in a Texas retirement home struggles physically to maintain his prominence as ‘The Mayor.’ The filmmaker reveals the humanity of seniors living life to the fullest of their abilities. There’s Sam, The Mayor, looking for a loving relationship; a Southern lady devoted to her deceased husband; and a firecracker of a woman with sharp wit. The film intimately explores our eternal struggle for love and connection, even in the later years of life. The octogenarians of THE MAYOR defy cultural expectations and demonstrate how our golden years can be as meaningful, challenging, and triumphant a time as any other.

Filmmaker will be present.

1:00 - 3:00pm

Forget Me Not (Vergiss Mein Nicht)

David Sieveking, Director. Germany (90 min)

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The filmmaker beautifully portrays the devoted home care of his mother, who like 44 millions of others worldwide, suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. The focus is his mother's decline, the painful secrets and passions of his parents’ long and fascinating lives, and, finally, forging a new solidarity despite life-altering decisions. German, w/English subtitles.

Q&A facilitator: Edith Kaplan, LCSW.

3:30 - 5:30pm

Redwood Highway

Gary Lundgren, Director. USA (90 min)

Starring Shirley Knight, with Tom Skerritt

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Living in a comfortable retirement community in Oregon, estranged from her family, unsatisfied with her life, Marie (Shirley Knight) decides to journey 80 miles on foot to the coast of Oregon to see the ocean again and crash her granddaughter’s wedding. Along the way, she meets an extraordinary cast of characters and learns that living life fully and lovingly is empowering.

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Q&A facilitators: Rolene Walker and Rufus Browning.



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