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Audiotapes:
Conscious Aging; A Creative and Spiritual Journey      
Omega Institute Conference-1992
Recorded live at the Conference on Conscious Aging in New York City.

The Second Half of Life Angeles Arrien
Angeles Arrien, a teacher, cultural anthropologist, and author...sees the three major themes of elderhood as generativity, intimacy, and creativity.

First Annual International Film Festival on Aging February, 2009

 

Documentaries:
Do Not Go Gently
Celebrates the lives, work and wisdom of three remarkable artists who have maintained their creative productivity well into their golden years.

Fierce Grace
"I feel like an advance guard who calls back to the baby boomers, and now I call back about aging. Because aging and things like stroke are going to be in their present much sooner than they think."
Ram Dass

Maggie Growls
Infuriated at being forced to retire at the age 65, Maggie Kuhn formed the Gray Panthers...

Racing Against the Clock
The stories of five incredible women between the ages of 50 and 82 who compete in their quest to reach the World Masters Athletics Championships.

Still Kicking
Journey through the San Francisco Bay Area meeting very old female role models-still active artists, living with zest. Still Kicking honors the gift of age, illustrating through oral history and song that growing old can be a time of creative expression and satisfaction.

Run Granny Run
At 90 Doris “Granny D” Haddock walked across America to rally against the influence of big money in elections—making both friends and enemies inside the Washington beltway. Now 94 and still fed up with politics as usual, RUN GRANNY RUN is an unlikely portrait of a remarkable activist and an exploration of our fragile democracy in the corporate age.

Young at Heart
The bitter sweet stories and make-you-smile music from this group of 70, 80 and 90-something amateurs performing contemporary rock songs lend new meaning to the sense of “never give up.”  

 

Movies:

Amour
This compelling tale of an octogenarian couple's devotion and struggle took the top prize at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.

Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
A group of British retirees who decide to "outsource" their retirement to less expensive and exotic India.

Cocoon and Cocoon: The Return
With sci-fi light delivery, both movies explore the deep philosophical question — what price eternal youth?

Driving Miss Daisy
The movie spans a quarter century in the lives of its two characters...one of the most complete portraits of the stages of old age...

Harry & Tonto
Harry Combs is a seventy-two year-old widower who lives in New York City with his faithful cat Tonto...the kind of guy who has no intention of fading slowly into his sunset years.

Iris
Based on the true story of Iris Murdoch, brilliant Oxford philosopher and novelist
who faces the onset and grief of Alzheimer's disease with John Bayley, her partner and husband for nearly half a century.

On Golden Pond
"...simply an old-fashioned testimonial to long-lost youth and facing one's mortality, and, in its simplicity, becomes a life-affirming valentine..."

Robot & Frank
An aging man who forms an unlikely bond with his home healthcare droid. The duo pulls off a series of daring heists masterminded by Frank even as he struggles with slowly advancing dementia.

Second Hand Lions
Two eccentric old men find challenge and inspiration through their young grand nephew trying to find direction.

Strangers in Good Company
A group of older women stranded when their tour bus breaks down in an isolated rural area make the best of a bad situation by sharing the stories of their lives.

The Straight Story
Based on a true story...follow Alvin Straight as he travels 350 miles on a lawnmower to visit his sick brother.

The Whales of August
Widow sisters living in Maine -- one cranky, the other benign -- in a bittersweet tale of memory, family and infirmity.

Trip to Bountiful
An elderly widow who lives in a rundown apartment with her middle-aged son and his bossy wife dreams of visiting Bountiful, the farmstead she hasn't seen in 20 years.

Wild Strawberries
Dr. Isak Borg, an aging professor of medicine who reviews his life in a single day…

 

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