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Acting Our Age: A film About Women Growing Old
A film by Michal Aviad
1987, 58 minutes, Color, 16mm/DVD
Order No. W99496
An invigorating antidote for American culture's one-dimensional image of older women, this classic film offers empowering insights about women and aging for every generation. Personal portraits of six ordinary women in their 60's and 70's who share their lives. In candid interviews that tackle a range of thought-provoking topics, including self-image, sexuality, financial concerns, dying, and changing family relationships, members of the group display both a vibrant strength of spirit and inspiring zest for life.


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AWARDS, FESTIVALS, & SCREENINGS

  • Sundance Film Festival
  • Nat'l Educ Film Festival, Silver Apple
  • Retirement Research Fdt National Media Awards, Honorable Mention
  • Nat'l Council on Family Relations Media Awards, Honorable Mention

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QUOTES

    "Realistic and honest, provocative and sensual."
    Gloria Steinem

    "A moving film about aging (and life!) that touches all of us. Its women share insights, optimism and courage."
    Alice Walker

    "***1/2 A moving examination of society's attitudes towards aging"
    Daniel Ruth
    Chicago Sun Times

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