Sheila Malkind, the Founder & Director, as well as her Board of Directors and reviewers, selected 40 long and short films, almost entirely documentaries–some whimsical, others serious—covering diverse themes on Friendship, Vitality, Later Life, Love, Creativity, Caregiving, and, inevitably, Death—and more.
Also included in the upcoming festival, are recorded interviews with several of the filmmakers–their chosen subjects, their challenges, and the messages their films impart. Director Norman Jewison explains his film adaptation of Fiddler’s Journey to the Big Screen, while Director Barbara Schock talks about her 2000 Academy Award as Director for Best Short Film (Live Action), My Mother Dreams The Satan’s Disciples in New York.
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The Legacy Film Festival on Aging celebrates the aging process as profound and meaningful, often challenging, and always courageous. Malkind: “Our films portray some of the many facets of this unique, ever-changing experience, honestly and artfully, and always with compassion and love for the subjects.”
Sheila Malkind, MA, MPH,
LEGACY FILM FESTIVAL ON AGING