Acting Our Age: A Film About Women Growing Old
1987 | 58 minutes | Color | 16mm/DVD | Order No. 99496
"Realistic and honest, provocative and sensual."
"A moving film about aging (and life!) that touches all of us. Its women share insights, optimism and courage."
"***1/2 A moving examination of society's attitudes towards aging"
SCREENING HIGHLIGHTS AND AWARDS
- 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
Michal Aviad was born in Jerusalem and studied literature, philosophy and cinema after graduating high school. During the 1980s she lived in San Francisco, where she started making films, and since returning to Israel in 1991, she has continued to write, direct and produce award-winning documentaries. Her films include: ACTING OUR AGE (1987, USA), THE WOMEN NEXT DOOR (1992, Israel), EVER SHOT ANYONE? (1995, Israel), JENNY & JENNY (1997, Israel), RAMLEH (2001, Israel), and FOR MY CHILDREN (2002, Israel). Aviad’s films examine the complex relationships between women’s issues and the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, militarism, and ethnicity. In November 2019, Aviad was rewarded one of Israel’s most prestigious awards, the Landau Award for Arts and Sciences, endowed by Mifal HaPais Council for the Culture and Arts, which cited her as "one of the most important directors in the history of Israeli cinema." In addition to continuing to make films, Aviad is also a faculty member at Tel Aviv University’s Department of Film and Television where she works as a senior lecturer at the Department of Cinema and Television. (01/20)