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YOUNG@HEART

UK, 2007 (MIFF 2008, Documentaries)

Director: Stephen Walker

What could be more punk than a bunch of old folk ripping into The Ramones' ‘I Wanna Be Sedated'?

In the hands of a senior citizens choir with an average age of 81, The Clash's ‘Should I Stay or Should I Go', David Bowie's ‘Golden Years' and the Bee Gees' ‘Stayin' Alive' take on gleeful new meanings.

The Young@Heart Chorus of Northampton, Massachusetts, has discovered the life-affirming possibilities of turning rock classics on their heads. But this is more than just a novelty act - the arrangements and performances of the rock tunes are thoroughly entertaining, and have earned the group a name internationally.

“Offers an encouraging vision of old age in which the depression commonly associated with decrepitude is held at bay by music making, camaraderie and a sense of humor.” - New York Times

MIFF IS ALSO PRESENTING THIS FILM AS A CHARITY EVENT TO RAISE AWARENENSS AND MONEY FOR MELBOURNE CITYMISSION. FURTHER INFORMATION AND TO PURCHASE TICKETS TO THE CHARITY EVENT.


D Stephen Walker P Sally George Dist Rialto Distribution TD 35mm/2007/107mins

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