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CIFF Aging in Maine Film Tour: Documentary Shorts

Lincoln Theater is pleased to bring the Camden International Film Festival's Aging in Maine Film Tour to Damariscotta with a series of shorts and a documentary feature  that will help spark a public, inter-generational dialogue around the challenges and opportunities of Maine’s aging demographics.

Following our screening of The Genius of Marian and brief discussion, we will present 4 shorts:

Sara Giliman, USA, 2012, 30 min
Kings Point tells the stories of five seniors living in a typical American retirement resort—men and women who came to Florida decades ago with their spouses by their sides and their health intact, and now find themselves grappling with love, loss and the desire for human connection. A bittersweet look at our national obsession with self-reliance, Kings Point explores the dynamic tension between living and aging—between our desire for independence and our need for community—and underscores our powerful ambivalence toward growing old.

Shaleece Haas, USA, 2010, 25 min
In the tender and surprising documentary short, Old People Driving, we climb into the passenger seat alongside Milton (age 96) and Herbert (age 99) as they confront a grim milestone: the end of their driving years. Through their stories, and a review of the traffic safety research, we learn what’s at stake for graying drivers. And we discover the heartbreaking truth about a generation that came of age with the car: that they, too, will eventually sputter to a stop.

Josh Izenberg, USA, 2013, 16 min
Depressed and frustrated with his life, Dr. John Kitchin abandons his career as a neurologist and moves to Pacific Beach. There, he undergoes a radical transformation into SLOMO, trading his lab coat for a pair of rollerblades and his IRA for a taste of divinity.

Kate McLean and Theo Rigby, USA, 2013, 7 min
A short documentary explores the tender relationship between a caretaker who is an undocumented immigrant and an elderly woman in the last months of her life.

Tickets:  $8 Adult / $ 6 LT Members and Youth 18 & Under. 

(Note: if you are purchasing a ticket for the  CIFF Aging in Maine "The Genius of Marian" playing at 1:00 PM you may attend the shorts for free.)

This screening is part of the Camden International Film Festival's Aging in Maine screening tour, a new statewide program that brings screenings of award-winning documentary films and discussions to more than ten different communities between March and July 2014.The tour is the second part of CIFF’s inaugural Engagement Summit: Aging in Maine, a unique program that connects Maine-based nonprofit leaders with documentary films and filmmakers to develop community-based social action campaigns designed to engage communities in a thoughtful inter-generational dialogue around the issues of aging and dementia-related illness.

The Aging in Maine screening tour is sponsored by  Camden National Bank. Camden International Film Festival’s Engagement Summit: Aging in Maine program is presented in partnership with Working Films and the University of Maine Center on Aging, with generous support from the Fledgling Fund, the Pen Bay Healthcare Foundation, Camden National Bank and the Bingham Program.

Show Dates + Times
Sun, Mar 23 @ 3 pm

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