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Maggie Growls

by Barbara Attie and Janet Goldwater

Outraged by being forced to retire at the age of 65, Maggie Kuhn formed the Gray Panthers to fight against mandatory retirement and ageism and improved society's treatment of older Americans.

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Nine to Ninety

by Alicia Dwyer

In this intimate portrait of three generations of an Italian American family, 89-year-old Phyllis Sabatini realizes that sometimes the best way to say “I love you” is to say “goodbye.”

Nobody's Business

by Alan Berliner

A documentary about filmmaker Alan Berliner's father yields a funny and revealing portrait of an "ordinary" (and irascible) man.

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Raising Grandkids: A Love Story

by Lori Maass Vidlak

Exploration of the growing phenomenon of grandparents raising their grandchildren.

Roam Sweet Home

by Ellen Spiro

Join an adventurous community of aging roamers and loners-on-wheels who live on the road full time due to economic necessity, pleasure, or both.

The Self-Made Man

by Susan Stern

When her 77-year old father sets out to kill himself and explain the reasons why, filmmaker Susan Stern faces both the painful questions and embattled debate about choosing death in America.

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She Lives to Ride

by Alice Stone

Florists, housewives, mothers, and grandmothers don leather, helmets, and Harleys — breaking stereotypes along the way.

Sisters: Portrait of a Benedictine Community

by John Hanson, Jack Lind, and Tom Livingston

Sisters follows the lives of the women of St. Scholastica Monastery in Duluth, Minnesota as they pursue a balanced life based on the Rule of St. Benedict and face an uncertain future with spirit, conviction, and wit.

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Smitten

by Nancy Kelly

Meet Rene: at age 85, this unusual art collector continues to search for the work of northern California artists, hoping to make his next great discovery.

Sunset Story

by Laura Gabbert, Caroline Libresco, and Eden H. Wurmfeld

They’re old, they’re bold, and they’ll change the way you think about aging. The only lucid residents at a retirement home for political progressives, best friends Irja and Lucille experience later life with vitality, dignity, humor, and purpose.

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