Director: STEPHEN WALKER
British documentarian Walker’s latest effort is a warm and rousing study that redefi nes the term “aging gracefully.” The members of New England’s “Young@Heart” chorus range in age from their 70s to their 90s, but the tunes they cover are of considerably more recent vintage.
With a roster of songs by The Clash, Radiohead, Sonic Youth and other modern classics, these sprightly seniors have gained a devoted fan base while keeping their fingers on the pulse of current pop culture.
Winner of the Audience Award at the Los Angeles International Film Festival, Young@Heart may sound like a bit of a novelty act, but the power and passion of a roomful of elderly artists imbuing new meaning to David Bowie’s “Golden Years” puts to rest any accusations of pandering.
UK/USA • 2007 • 107 MINUTES • DIRECTOR: STEPHEN WALKER