Friday, September 20, 11:00 AMFREE TO BE
Life Model (5:45 min.)
LORI PETCHERS, DIR., USA, 2012
A poetic look into the world of an aging nude figure model and the beautiful artwork she inspires.
A Chance to Dress (40 min.)
ALICE DUNGAN BOUVRIE, DIR., USA, 2015
Story of MIT professor emeritus and open cross dresser's difficulties in coming out after a lifetime of secrecy.
Flat Echo (4:33 min.)
BRUCE CHIU, DIR., USA, 2019
Battling the inevitability of her husband’s late-stage Alzheimer’s disease, the wife of a former concert pianist struggles to connect with him one more time through his music. Student fictional film.
A Great Ride (33 min.)
DEBORAH CRAIG, DIR., USA, 2018
A profile of older lesbians who live in a LGBTQ-friendly retirement community in Santa Rosa and how they age with a zest for life.
Friday, September 20, 2:00 PMLEGACY SHORTS: FRESH VIEWS OF LATER LIFE
Age without Ageism (7:13 min.)
JOSH KORNBLUTH, DIR., USA, 2018
Comedian and storyteller Josh Kornbluth explains how fighting ageism can help us live longer and make the world better.
Hula Girl (10 min.)
CHRIS RIESS, AMY HILL, DIRS., USA, 2018
The untold story behind one of the biggest fads in modern American history. At 94 years of age, Joan Anderson waited 60 years to set the record straight.
Eve (21 min.)
SUSAN BAY NIMOY, DIR., USA, 2018
A 74-year-old woman’s journey through grief, sexual passion and renewal.
Haar Naam Was (Her Name Was) (18 min.)
HELENA DALEMANS, DIR., BELGIUM, 2018
What happens in a senior facility when a woman confined to a wheelchair gets romantically involved with the man sitting next to her in the dining room. Student fictional film. In Dutch, with English subtitles.
Sole Doctor (11:30 min.)
PAULA BERNSTEIN, DIR., USA, 2019
A multi-generational portrait of George's Shoe Repair, an African-American family-owned business in Portland, Oregon that has served the community for over 50 years.
Age of Sail (12:21 min.)
JOHN KAHRS, DIR., USA, 2018
Animated cartoon of an old sailor, adrift and alone, who reluctantly rescues a teen who has fallen overboard.
Friday, September 20, 5:30 PMRESILIENCY
Lahmajune (19:13 min.)
ANAHID NAZARIAN, DIR., USA, 2018
A delicious tale about an Armenian family, two Mexican employees and their lives in their bakery at the heart of an L.A. neighborhood. The director was inspired to make LAHMAJUNE when a friend took her to the best Armenian bakery in L.A.
Phil's Camino: So Far, So Good (54 min.)
ANNIE O’NEIL, DIR., USA, 2018
Due to treatments for his stage 4 cancer, Phil can only dream of walking the 500-mile-long spiritual pilgrimage known as the Camino de Santiago in Spain. Instead, he builds a camino in the forest behind his house on Vashon Island, and starts to walk, resulting in a remarkable journey of hope and acceptance.
Saturday, September 21, 12:00 PMCARING/MUY CARIÑOSO
Give (18 min.)
VANESSA LEIGH, DIR., USA, 2013
A loving wife is caregiver for her husband, who has Parkinson’s Disease.
América (75 min.)
ERICK STOLL, CHASE WHITESIDE, DIRS., USA, 2018
A story of brothers confronting the chasm between adolescent dreams and adult realities when returning to their home town of Colima, Mexico to care for their ailing ninety-three year old grandmother. In Spanish, with English subtitles.
Saturday, September 21, 2:30 PMSTARTING OVER
Les Dames (The Women) (80 min.)
STÉPHANIE CHUAT, VÉRONIQUE REYMOND, DIRS., SWITZERLAND, 2018
They are single, widowed or divorced; they have had children, husbands, work; they have a life behind them, but also one to come. The film reveals the intimate lives of five women in their sixties and seventies who are waging a discreet daily battle against alone-ness. They fill their lives with meaningful activities, and yet ... they still believe in love. In French, with English subtitles.
Saturday, September 21, 5:30 PMA FAMILY SAGA
What They Had (1 hr. 41 min.)
ELIZABETH CHOMKO, DIR., USA, 2018
A heartfelt feature film about a family in crisis. Deep family ties are fraying, and anguishing choices must be made, due to the mother’s Alzheimer’s-stricken actions. Starring Blythe Danner, Hilary Swank, Michael Shannon and Robert Forster.
Sunday, September 22, 12:00 PMLOVE: HAVE IT, WANT IT, FIND IT
Lost & Found (24:41 min.)
NAOMI IWAMOTO, DIR., USA, 2016
In the wake of their husbands’ deaths, three widows cope with their losses through wit, wisdom and common sense. Student film.
The Boatman (13:25 min.)
ZACK GODSHALL, DIR., USA, 2015
As Joseph and Selina Gonzales approach their 71st wedding anniversary, they reflect on endurance, love and fortitude after years of living outside the flood walls in Yscloskey Beach, Louisiana.
51 (51 min.)
BEATRICE CORTI, DIR., ITALY, 2019
A romantic documentary. Gabriella and Giovanni have been married 51 years. Their life together told through words, family videos, and narration. Authentic operatic singers play a role as real characters of the story. In Italian, with English subtitles.
Sunday, September 22, 2:30 PMEMBRACING THE BLUES
Satan and Adam (1 hr. 20 min.)
V. SCOTT BALCEREK, DIR., USA, 2018
The strange but true and wonderful tale of the unlikely friendship and musical partnership of an Ivy League-educated white man (harmonica master Adam Gussow) and an older, black street musician, (the legendary Sterling, “Mr.Satan,” Magee).
Sunday, September 22, 4:45 PMCODA (CONCLUSION) — FREE PROGRAM
In a Different Space (18 min.)
GAIL HEWTON, DIR., AUSTRALIA, 2018
Celebrates elders aged 60 to 101 years, dancing their stories in places of significance to them, challenging notions of ageism, fear of aging and aging body image.
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