Acting Our Age: A film About Women Growing Old
A film by Michal Aviad, 1987, 58 min., Color
An invigorating antidote for American culture's one-dimensional image of older women, this classic film offers empowering insights about women and agi...
As I Remember It
A film by Salem Mekuria, 1991, 56 min., Color
This intimate portrait of writer Dorothy West explores the forgotten role of women in the Harlem Renaissance. From the perspective of her 83 years, th...
Complaints of a Dutiful Daughter
A film by Deborah Hoffmann, 1994, 44 min., Color
With profound insight and a healthy dose of levity, COMPLAINTS OF A DUTIFUL DAUGHTER chronicles the various stages of a mother's Alzheimer's Disease a...
A film by Lucy Winer and Karen Eaton, 1999, 56 min., Color
Profiling the life of 93 year old lesbian activist Christine Burton, founder of a global networking service for mid-life and elder lesbians this docum...
A film by Sari Gilman, 2013, 30 min., Color
During the 1970s and 80s, thousands of New York’s primarily Jewish senior citizens migrated to Kings Point, a retirement community in Florida. Lured b...
A film by Barbara Attie and Janet Goldwater, 2002, 56 min., Color
MAGGIE GROWLS is a portrait of the amazing, canny, lusty, charming and unstoppable Maggie Kuhn (1905-1995), who founded the Gray Panthers (the nation’...
Navajo Talking Picture
A film by Arlene Bowman, 1986, 40 min., Color
In NAVAJO TALKING PICTURE film student Arlene Bowman (Navajo) travels to the Reservation to document the traditional ways of her grandmother. The film...
Nu Shu: A Hidden Language of Women in China
A film by Yue-Qing Yang, 1999, 59 min., Color
In feudal China, women, usually with bound feet, were denied educational opportunities and condemned to social isolation. But in Jian-yong county in ...
Quick Brown Fox: An Alzheimer's Story
A film by Ann Hedreen and Rustin Thompson, 2004, 57 min., Color
Who are you if you can’t remember who you are? Ann Hedreen’s mother started showing symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease at the barely-old age of 60. Thoug...
The Sermons of Sister Jane
A film by Allie Light, Irving Saraf and Carol Monpere, 2007, 53 min., Color
From Oscar and Emmy Award-winning filmmakers Allie Light and Irving Saraf (Dialogues With Madwomen and In The Shadow of The Stars), in p...
Some Ground To Stand On
A film by Joyce Warshow
Co-produced and edited by Janet Baus, 1998, 35 min., Color
This compelling documentary tells the life story of Blue Lunden, a working class lesbian activist whose odyssey of personal transformation parallels l...
A film by Kim Longinotto and Claire Pollak, 1978, 56 min., BW
In her final piece at film school, Longinotto and her partner take us into the "Theatre Girls Club" in Soho, London–a hostel for elderly and destitute...
They Are Their Own Gifts
A film by Lucille Rhodes and Margaret Murphy, 1978, 52 min., 3 in series, Color
A three volume set of film portraits--Muriel Rukeyser, Alice Neel and Anna Sokolow. The poetry, painting, and dance of these three women is not artis...
Tillie Olsen: A Heart in Action
A film by Ann Hershey, 2007, 66 min., Color
This revelatory documentary is an inspiring homage to Tillie Lerner Olsen – a renegade, revolutionary, distinguished fiction and non-fiction writer, f...
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A film by Aliona van der Horst, 2011, 75 min., Color
In this acclaimed, hauntingly beautiful film, director Aliona van der Horst follows the unconventional Japanese-Dutch pianist Tomoko Mukaiyama as she ...