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by Brad Lichtenstein and Lisa Gildehaus
Shot on location in a nursing home, Almost Home tells the real stories of aging: couples both bonded and divided by disability, children torn between caring for their parents and their children, nursing assistants doing unsavory work for poverty wages, healthy elders fearful of moving to the dreaded nursing home, and a visionary nursing home director committed to changes that would shuck the nursing home stigma and alleviate such dread.
by Kit-Yin Snyder
An artist and self-proclaimed “old Chinese lady” sets out to explore her own identity and prove it’s never too late to take a risk by making her first film at the age of 68.
by Ramin Bahrani
An elderly man hires Solo, a Senegalese cab driver, to drive him to a mountaintop in North Carolina where he plans to commit suicide.
by Kelly and Lou Gonda, with Albert Maysles
How did two women living in unimaginable squalor and total isolation become legendary icons? And how did their gothic story end up as, of all things, a Broadway musical?
by Megumi Sasaki
A couple of modest means manages to build one of the most important contemporary art collections in history.
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.
by John Hanson, Jack Lind, and Tom Livingston
Sisters follows the lives of the women of St. Scholastica Monastery in Duluth, Minnesota as they pursue a balanced life based on the Rule of St. Benedict and face an uncertain future with spirit, conviction, and wit.
by Laura Gabbert, Caroline Libresco, and Eden H. Wurmfeld
They’re old, they’re bold, and they’ll change the way you think about aging. The only lucid residents at a retirement home for political progressives, best friends Irja and Lucille experience later life with vitality, dignity, humor, and purpose.
by Scott Kirschenbaum
Lee Gorewitz lives in a care facility for Alzheimer's patients, but she is not simply waiting to die. She is full of curiosity and frustration, struggling to remember herself and make sense of a world that is falling away from her.
by Stephen Walker
Their average age is 81, but the spirited members of the Young@Heart Chorus perform songs by artists from The Clash to Coldplay for audiences around the world, upending assumptions about friendship, old age, life, and death.