Young @ Heart
Directed by Stephen Walker. UK. 2007. PG. 107 minutes.
Fri., June 20, 2008 thru Thu., June 26, 2008
"A documentary about a choral group of lovable octogenarians whose repertoire includes songs by Sonic Youth and the Talking Heads? It sounds gimmicky, scary even. But despite an occasional lapse into nudge-nudge jokes about geriatric sex, incontinence, and the driving skills of the elderly, Young@Heart eschews the clichés about old people for something that we can all relate to: our own mortality. Shot in a straightforward style that feels deceptively simple, this documentary spends two months with these senior citizens as they prepare for their Alive and Well concert in their home base of Northampton, Mass. During the course of these eight weeks, the drama of everyday life runs the gamut from the comical to the heartbreaking." (Steve Davis, The Austin Chronicle)
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