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
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.
OLD PEOPLE DRIVING
Shaleece Haas, USA, 2010, 25 min
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
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
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.)
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
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
Sun, Mar 23 @ 3 pm