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Kicking High...In The Golden Yearsby Grania Gurievitch
Managing the changes of advancing years
To illustrate a positive approach to aging, Kicking High...in the Golden Years explores the lives of six African-American senior citizens, filmed in their homes, with their families and in their community. Framed within the rehearsals and final preformance of a stage production, participants reflect upon past experiences and present circumstances, and share some of their emotions and accumulated wisdom. This award-winning film reveals how each person's response to aging has yielded a life of joy, activity and fierce independence.
English and Afro-American Studies
full review Mary Beth Morton, M.A.
Pensacola Junior College
A collage of strength, acceptance, and dignity, coupled with beauty, laughter and love.
Judah L. Rouch, Ph.D.
This heartwarming, inspirational view of senior citizens focuses on seniors from St. Marks, a church in a black middle-class Queens, New York neighborhood.....The film presents a wonderful view of seniors, content with their past, happy with their present, extending their legacy to younger people. Students, seniors, and those working with seniors would benefit from this excellent film.
A dramatic portrayal of ways of dealing with both the highs and lows of being a 'senior.' It captures the experiences of older Americans realistically and emotionally.
National Council of Senior Citizens
AWARDS & SCREENINGS:
- Red Ribbon, American Film & Video Festival
- Ann Arbor Film Festival
- Anthropos Film Festival
- Athens International Film Festival
- CINE Golden Eagle Award
- Margaret Mead International Film Festival
- National Council on Family Relations Film Festival
- Retirement Research Foundation Media Award