Moving from anxious anticipation, through the event, then out onto dates that result, the film delves intimately into the emotional lives of this often stereotyped and disregarded generation.
As they take stock of life-worn bodies and still-hopeful hearts, comic and bittersweet moments reveal how worries over physical appearance, romance and loneliness, loss and new beginnings are universal, changing little from first love to the far reaches of life.
The film premiered in May at the Newport Beach Film Festival, followed by a screening at AARP’s Life @50 Expo in Boston and screenings in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Ohio and Connecticut—with St.
Because Loring acted as his own cameraman and interviewer, he was able to gain the trust of his subjects and the results are eye-opening, thought-provoking and at times poignant and humorous.
The beginning of this 78-minute documentary takes a look at the past of some of the subjects Loring will focus on.
In the words of the film’s director, Steven Loring, “After seeing this movie, you will never look at your parents or grandparents the same way again.
And that’s a good thing.” AARP Connecticut recently hosted a free screening of the movie in downtown Bridgeport at The Bijou Theatre that featured a reception and talk with the Director and AARP’s Sex/Relationships expert, Dr. If you didn’t make it to the event, I urge you to visit the Age of Love website or their facebook page and check out an upcoming screening (or find out how you can host one! To make the film, Loring, an Independent Director, filmed over 120 hours in the lives of 30 seniors, age 70 to 90, who signed up for a speed dating event in Rochester, NY.
Some of the most squirm-worthy moments in dating awkwardness are often seen on reality shows. Not usually, but that sure doesn't mean we won't watch them try and try again!