2015 FILMS

Download Festival Program

All programs will include post-screening Q&A.

Friday September 18: 5:30pm
Saturday September 19: 11:30am, 1:30pm, 4pm, 6:30pm
Sunday September 20: 11:30am, 2pm, 4:30pm


Friday, September 18

OPENING DAY: THREE PERSPECTIVES ON GROWING OLD(ER)

5:30pm  Buy Tickets

The Wall

The Wall

Russ Haan, USA, 2015. (3')

An animated short that emphasizes the art of aging.

Chum (Hjónabandssæla)

Chum

Joründur Ragnarsson, Iceland, 2014. (15')

Uggi and Kiddi are bachelors pushing seventy whose routine small-town life together resembles a marriage. Everyday they do exercises, soak in the hot tub, then work side by side baiting squid for fishing boats. One morning their friendship is thrown into peril. In Icelandic, with English subtitles.

The Age of Love

Age of Love

Steven Loring, USA, 2015. (90')

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A spirited and delightful documentary that follows the humorous and poignant adventures of 30 older adults who sign up for a Speed Dating event exclusively for 70- to 90-year-olds, and seek another chance at love.

Total screening time: 108 minutes. Q&A follows screening.

Saturday, September 19

CARING

11:30am  Buy Tickets

Hibernation

Hibernation

Tomer Werechson, Israel, 2014. (15')

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A short student film by a grandson who lovingly films his grandfather’s secluded life. The grandfather had brain injuries during the war: so is it Alzheimer’s, or...something else? In Hebrew, with English subtitles.

Mimi and Dona

Mimi and Dona

Sophie Sartain, USA, 2014. (65')

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94-year-old Mimi has cared for her 60-year-old, cognitively challenged daughter, Donna, since she was born. Now their extended family wants Mimi to send Donna to a facility with her peers. NYTimes: “The film is as unflinching as it is beautiful, chronicling difficult decision-making that comes to involve the whole extended family.”

Filmmaker Sophie Sartain will be present.

Public Service Announcement (3'). Tony Miles.

Filmmaker Tony Miles will be present.

Total screening time: 85 minutes. Q&A follows screening.


GENERATIONS

1:30pm  Buy Tickets

A Great Match

In English
A Great Match

Brazil, 2014. (3' 23")

Brazilian youth learn English by skyping (video chatting) with elderly Americans in a retirement community in Chicago.

Knit One

Knit One

Clare Gray, Australia, 2012. (9' 44")

A fanciful film of how this woman copes with her husband’s death in a practical and colorful way, and in the process also forms an important relationship with her young neighbor.

OLD?!

OLD?!

Katherine P. Roselli, 2014, USA. (55')

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Seventy individuals — from toddler to 101 years old — offer funny, touching and inspiring stories as they share their perspectives about what it means to be old.

Filmmaker Katherine P. Roselli will be present.

Close Harmony

Close Harmony

Nigel Noble, 1981, USA. (30')

An Academy Award-winning documentary about a senior citizen chorus and a chorus of 4th- and 5th- graders at the Brooklyn Friends School who practice for a combined concert. In the process many stereotypes about each other dissolve, as they form an important bond that results in a memorable event.

Total screening time: 99 minutes. Q&A follows screening.


DEAR FRIENDS

4pm  Buy Tickets

The Last Time

The Last Time
“The Last Time” a film by Candy Kugel for Vincent Cafarelli ©2012 Buzzco Associates, inc.

Candy Kugel, USA, 2013. (4' 50")

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Vincent Cafarelli and Candy Kugel were media partners for 38 years making animated films, when Vincent died unexpectedly. The charming animation and narrative song are both a tribute to their collaboration and a recognition of such a sudden and massive loss.
©2012 Buzzco Associates, Inc.

Keep On Keepin' On

Alan Hicks, USA, 2014. (84')

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An affectionate and moving look at the relationship of a severely ailing jazz legend — Clark Terry, age 92, the great trumpeter — who mentors his protégé, Justin Kauflin, a 20-something blind pianist.

Cairdeas (Friendship)

Cairdeas

Kevin Glynn, Ireland, 2010. (6')

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The story of the friendship between two elderly men who meet each day in their local pub for a game of chess. Some things never end... In Irish Gaelic with English subtitles.

Total screening time: 95 minutes. Q&A follows screening.


6:30pm  Buy Tickets

Cloudburst

Cloudburst

Thom Fitzgerald, USA, 2011. (93')

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This hilarious and rowdy road movie co-stars Oscar-winning actresses Brenda Fricker and Olympia Dukakis as Dot and Stella, a crackerjack lesbian couple who have been together 31 years, now on the run from a nursing home. Circumstances force them to make a bold decision: they will leave their hometown in Maine and make their way to Canada, where same-sex marriage is legal. It’s a last-gasp bid to stay together. En route to Canada, they pick up a young hitchhiker, Prentice (Ryan Doucette), who adds to this great mix. Film includes strong language and nudity.

Q&A follows screening.

Sunday, September 20

MAKING CHOICES

11:30am  Buy Tickets

The Farewell Party

The Farewell Party

Sharon Maymon & Tal Granit, Israel, 2014. (93')

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A unique, compassionate and unlikely funny story of a group of friends at a Jerusalem retirement home who decide to help their terminally ill friend. When rumors of their assistance begin to spread, more and more people ask for their help, and the friends are faced with a life and death dilemma. In Hebrew, with English subtitles.

Q&A follows screening.


MEMORIES

2pm  Buy Tickets

Come Away with Me

Come Away with Me

Ellen Gerstein, USA, 2015. (16')

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A couple who were sweethearts in the sixties were torn apart by war and social pressure. Anne (Ellen Gerstein) goes to her high school reunion with hopes of rekindling the romance with Michael (Charlie Robinson), who is the love of her life.

Filmmaker Ellen Gerstein will be present.

Alive Inside

Alive Inside

Michael Rossato-Bennet, USA, 2014. (78')

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This joyous film follows social worker Dan Cohen, and his Music & Memory cohorts as he unlocks the minds of patients using the healing power of music. Featuring author and MD Dr Oliver Sacks, and musician Bobby McFerrin, this film will renew your sense of wonder.

Total screening time: 94 minutes. Q&A follows screening. Facilitator: Edith S. Kaplan, MSW; Retired Licensed Clinical Social Worker.


4:30pm  Buy Tickets

Still Mine

Still Mine

Michael McGowan, Canada, 2012. (102')

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A beautiful Canadian feature film, starring James Cromwell and Genevieve Bujold, based on a true story, and laced with wry humor. A fiercely independent farmer fights against local authorities in rural New Brunswick to build a more suitable home to take care of his wife whose memory is deteriorating. A magnificent story of strength and integrity, underlining the couple’s. long and amorous love affair with each other.

Q&A follows screening.

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NEW PEOPLE CINEMA

1746 Post Street (at Webster)
Japantown, San Francisco

415-525-8600

HOW TO BUY TICKETS

ONLINE/PHONE

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ONLINE TICKET PRICES

Single Program: $10 plus $1.34 service fee
ALL-FEST PASS: $50 plus $2.74 service fee (photo i.d. required)

Online/phone cut-off order: 12 hours before each film program.

You can print your online ticket(s), or pick up your ticket at WILL CALL inside the New People Cinema lobby, during festival hours.

BOX OFFICE

Purchase tickets for any (or all) of the programs during festival hours at the BOX OFFICE table in the New People Cinema lobby.

Box Office accepts cash or checks.

Box Office Ticket Prices

Single Program: $12
ALL-FEST PASS: $55 (photo i.d. required)

Ticket holders must arrive 15 minutes prior to show time to guarantee admission.

All purchases online, by phone, or in person, are final. No refunds, exchanges or replacements will be issued.

 

SCHEDULE SNAPSHOT

Friday September 18

5:30pm | THREE PERSPECTIVES ON GROWING OLD(ER)

The Wall
Chum (Hjónabandssæla)
The Age of Love

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Saturday September 19

11:30am | CARING

Hibernation
Mimi and Dona (Filmmaker present)
PSA (Filmmaker present)

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1:30pm | GENERATIONS

A Great Match
Knit One
OLD?! (Filmmaker present)
Close Harmony

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4pm | DEAR FRIENDS

The Last Time
Keep On Keepin' On
Cairdeas (Friendship)

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6:30pm

Cloudburst

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Sunday September 20

11:30am | MAKING CHOICES

The Farewell Party

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2pm | MEMORIES

Come Away with Me (Filmmaker present)
Alive Inside

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4:30pm

Still Mine

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