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 to an Italian-born mother and a Hungarian-born father. After finishing high school, she studied literature philosophy and cinema. During the 1980s she lived in San Francisco where she started making films and became a mother. Since returning to Israel in 1991, she has continued to write, direct and produce award-winning documentary films.
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), FOR MY CHILDREN (2002, Israel) Aviad’s films examine the complex relationships between women’s issues and the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, militarism, and ethnicity. Aviad has been working on co-writing and directing INVISIBLE since 2006. It is her first feature length fiction film.
She is a faculty member at Tel Aviv University’s Department of Film and Television. Aviad shares her life with her two children and her boyfriend, in unbearably sunny Tel Aviv. (8/14)