LEGACY SHORTS: FRESH VIEWS OF LATER LIFE

  • 96 mins

Nine stories of Australian Seniors who “smash stereotypes by living bold lives” begin this shorts program, followed by six more varied views of later life. All films in this program are closed-captioned.

In this program


Fearless Berenice

A swim addict shows the value of life as we age by finding meaning in what matters most to each of us. Produced by Louise Hodgson and Stacey Baker. 3 mins. Australia. (CC)

Fearless Feather

A dancer rises to the everyday challenges of life through her love of dance and meeting people. Produced by Louise Hodgson and Stacey Baker. 3 mins. Australia. (CC)

Fearless Klass

An adventurer finds value and contentment living out his daily life on a boat. Produced by Louise Hodgson and Stacey Baker. 3 mins. Australia. (CC)

Fearless Julie

A woman enamoured with speed and thrills, faces her fears to swing on a trapese. Produced by Louise Hodgson and Stacey Baker. 3 mins. Australia. (CC)

Fearless Margaret

A tennis pro finds her daily happiness playing the game of tennis and living each day fully. Produced by Louise Hodgson and Stacey Baker. 3 mins. Australia. (CC)

Fearless Nina

A dancer finds rejuvenation and an ability to move freely in music and dance. Produced by Louise Hodgson and Stacey Baker. 4 mins. Australia. (CC)

Fearless Peter

Two men develop a lasting friendship from an unexpected turn of events. Produced by Louise Hodgson and Stacey Baker. 3 mins. Australia. (CC)

Fearless Royden

A sax player and band leader talks about his true love of music and doing what you love. Produced by Louise Hodgson and Stacey Baker. 3 mins. Australia. (CC)

Fearless Wendy

A painter explains how and why we all need to get out there and not give in to old age. Produced by Louise Hodgson and Stacey Baker. 2 mins. Australia. (CC)

Edith Hillinger: Collaging Culture

Directed by Elizabeth Sher

Edith Hillinger’s odyssey – contracting polio, fleeing Nazi Germany to Turkey, and finally settling In Berkeley – is a tale which inspires her lovely watercolor paintings and mixed media collages. Directed by Elizabeth Sher. 19 mins. USA.

The World’s Oldest Man

Directed by Caz Tanner

Bob Weighton, who at 112, was the oldest man in the world, did not know the secret to his longevity, but he did have a wealth of wisdom. (Died May, 2020). Directed by Caz Tanner. 4 mins. United Kingdom.

Ninety-two and a Quarter

Directed by Helen Herbert

A lovely portrait about an older woman who continues to live with gratitude, affirming her life’s journey. Directed by Helen Herbert. 11 mins. USA. (CC)

To: Gerard

Directed by Taylor Meacham

A sprightly older man brightens the day of a little girl through magic. Dreamworks animation. Directed by Taylor Meacham. 8 mins. USA.

The Sauna

Directed by Olle Christiansen Meijer

Four naked old men sit in a dark, hot sauna and begin a discussion about sex – a conversation none of the men had ever had. Directed by Olle Chrisitansen Meijer. 13 mins. Sweden. (CC)

12 Ingredients Over the Generations

Directed by Sam Hampton

Filmmaker Sam Hampton bakes a sweet potato pie with his daughter and reflects on the generational ties with his family. Directed by Sam Hampton. 14 mins. USA. (CC)