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Jiro Dreams of Sushi

by David Gelb

A thoughtful and elegant meditation on work, family, and the art of perfection, chronicling a master sushi chef’s life as both an unparalleled success in the culinary world and a loving yet complicated father.

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Life Begins at Rewirement

by Trevin Matcek

Simon Ender struggles with his decision to commit his elderly mother into a revolutionary nursing home alternative that has solved the rapidly growing Senior Citizen overpopulation.


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Maggie Growls

by Barbara Attie and Janet Goldwater

Outraged by being forced to retire at the age of 65, Maggie Kuhn formed the Gray Panthers to fight against mandatory retirement and ageism and improved society's treatment of older Americans.

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Mimi and Dona

by Sophie Sartain

A 92-year-old mother, Mimi, who has cared 64 years for Dona, a daughter who has an intellectual disability, faces the inevitable and has to find her daughter a home. This poignant, heartbreaking and, at times, humorous documentary tells the story of a quirky and fiercely devoted mother-daughter duo.

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Nine to Ninety

by Alicia Dwyer

In this intimate portrait of three generations of an Italian American family, 89-year-old Phyllis Sabatini realizes that sometimes the best way to say “I love you” is to say “goodbye.”

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Nobody's Business

by Alan Berliner

A documentary about filmmaker Alan Berliner's father yields a funny and revealing portrait of an "ordinary" (and irascible) man.


Raising Grandkids: A Love Story

by Lori Maass Vidlak

Exploration of the growing phenomenon of grandparents raising their grandchildren.

Roam Sweet Home

by Ellen Spiro

Join an adventurous community of aging roamers and loners-on-wheels who live on the road full time due to economic necessity, pleasure, or both.

The Self-Made Man

by Susan Stern

When her 77-year old father sets out to kill himself and explain the reasons why, filmmaker Susan Stern faces both the painful questions and embattled debate about choosing death in America.


She Lives to Ride

by Alice Stone

Florists, housewives, mothers, and grandmothers don leather, helmets, and Harleys — breaking stereotypes along the way.


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