A Q & A with the following Panelists will follow the 2pm show:
- Steven Loring, the film’s director
- Bill Armbruster, New York AARP
- Theo Munson, Lifetime Care
- Rebecca Priest, St. John’s
- Cindy Steltz, Lifespan of Greater Rochester
A Q & A with director Steven Loring will also follow the 6:30pm show.
Sponsors for this Event include St. John's, Lifespan, MVP Healthcare, Restaurant 2 VIne, AARP New York, Canandaigua National Bank and Trust, Hart's Local Grocers, The Little, and WXXI.
About the Film:
6:30 SHOW IS SOLD OUT!!
THE AGE OF LOVE, a new documentary, follows the illuminating adventures of 30 seniors in Rochester, NY who sign up for a Speed Dating event exclusively for 70- to 90-year-olds. Moving from anxious anticipation, through the event, then out onto dates that result, the film delves intimately into the emotional lives of this often stereotyped and disregarded generation. As they take stock of life-worn bodies and still-hopeful hearts, comic and bittersweet moments reveal how worries over physical appearance, romance and loneliness, loss and new beginnings are universal, changing little from first love to the far reaches of life.
The film premiered in May at the Newport Beach Film Festival, followed by a screening at AARP’s Life @50+ Expo in Boston and screenings in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Ohio and Connecticut—with St. Louis and New York City premieres scheduled this fall. The film also won the 2013 Paley Center Doc Pitch Competition, and received a prestigious Fledgling Fund social outreach grant, given to films that “have the potential to change hearts and minds and to ignite social change” on key topics in American culture.
During 2015, the film's engagement campaign aims not only to fight stereotypes and urge awareness of older adults’ hearts and desires, but to create real-life opportunities for social connection by co-hosting screenings with speed dating events in communities nationwide.